HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body.
Our hot stones are made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. River rocks are used because they are smooth – they are smoothed over time by the river current. The heat of the stones warm and relax the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired.
The heat of the stones warm and relax the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. Stones can be placed on points that are thought to be energy centres of the body to rebalance the body and mind.
BENEFITS OF HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or have cold feet. It’s also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure.
People also get hot stone massage for a variety of health conditions:
Back pain and aches
Stress, anxiety and tension
Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage
If it’s your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to
complete the necessary forms. Otherwise arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.