Hot Aroma Stone Massage
Hot stone therapy is a specialist Deep Tissue massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands, along your body and between the toes. Typically from river beds, basalt stones are used for massage as they have a rich iron content that retains heat, the treatment helps aid with detoxing and healing the body.
HOW DOES HOT STONE THERAPY WORK?
Your spa therapist will warm the stones in water until they are within the precise temperature range of between 120 and 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
A hot stone massage may begin with a traditional Swedish massage technique to prepare your muscles. Your spa therapist will then place the warm stones on key acupressure points on your body. The stones warm and relax your muscles, allowing deeper pressure to be applied during your massage.
Using massage oil and Aromatherapy a combination of strokes and techniques, your spa therapist will massage your neck, back, arms and legs, with and without the stones. You should always tell your spa therapist if the stones are too warm or the pressure is too intense.
Allow plenty of time for your hot stone treatment; arrive 10 minutes early to allow yourself time to relax. If it is your first time at the spa you'll be asked to complete a pre-treatment health questionnaire. Avoid eating a heavy meal or drinking alcohol prior to the treatment.
A combination of hot stone and aromatherapy encourages your body to detox and heal through increasing your lymphatic flow and remove Toxins from the body.
Some other benefits of hot stone massage include:
• relaxing tense muscles
• aiding pain relief
• alleviating depression
• promoting sleep
• improving circulation.
Hot stone therapy helps people who suffer from:
• back pain
• muscular pain
• depression or anxiety
• poor circulation.