Hot Stone Massage
Treat yourself to this luxurious hot stone treatment where Holly combines both remedial and hot stone techniques to ensure a deeply thermo-therapeutic massage with optimal results. Feel how the stones melt away the tension in your muscles and relieve your stress with this comforting and deeply relaxing experience that encourages a state of tranquility and calmness.
As the natural basalt stones are placed on the body, the muscles are warmed and relax further which allows the therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Hot stone treatments are great for those with low pain tolerance as muscles respond well to heat as it overrides the chemical messengers that cause pain to be detected by the body. Overly tense muscles can make it harder for the massage procedure to be effective, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, hot stone massage may provide the extra relaxation needed for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.
Hot stone massage increases circulation and stimulates the immune system as the heat from the stones initiates vasodilation which means more oxygen and nutrients are being circulated throughout the tissues and organs. By triggering a relaxation response in the body, hot stone massage aids in relaxing tight muscles and is the perfect treatment for reducing stress, headaches, tension and anxiety. It also helps to relieve sleep disorders, poor circulation and arthritis.
Hot stone treatment is not suitable for people with/who are:
- Skin conditions that may be aggravated by heat or moisture i.e. eczema or psoriasis
- Heart disease or any compromised cardiovascular condition that would challenge the circulatory system
- Auto-immune dysfunctions i.e. chronic fatigue