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A LITTLE HISTORY

The use of hot stone massage to relieve pains and stress is not a new massage therapy. It has its existence since 1500 B.C, during which the Native Americans and Europeans used it.

As the name implies, hot stone massage involves the use of water treated basalt stones for doing the massage. Warm stones are placed over specific parts of the body depending on the results we want to achieve. This sort of massage is said to evoke the inherent kundalini energy (the vital energy that runs through our spine and feeds the rest of the body elements).

Before hand, the muscles should be pre-treated for better response with a manual massage done with specific oils. Cool stones may also be used alternatively, specially if there are any muscle injuries or inflammation.

Receive the Hot Stones Massage on a heated massage couch, with warm oil for £6 only. Truly indulgent this is!

BENEFITS

As with the other massage therapies, hot stone massage is associated with many benefits, only that it is 10 times more powerful than conventional massages!

  • Vasodilation  occurs increasing blood flow around the body flushing out waste products and cleansing internal organs.
  • Circulation is improved, muscles have an increased blood and oxygen and other nutrients supply.
  • Stimulates microcirculation due to the general increase in circulation.
  • Lymphatic function increases circulation and cell function promoting the tissue repair.
  • The heat relieves pain in muscles and joints. VERY GOOD FOR ARTHRITIS.
  • Tension in connective tissue is decreased.
  • One stroke with a hot stone  is equal to ten normal massage strokes, so the treatment is said to be ten times deeper and the results are said to last ten times longer that traditional techniques.
  • Fights the cold winter by warming up all the cells.
  • Deep relaxation – mentally and physically.
  • Stress is reduced, relieving mental and physical fatigue.

In the view of the above benefits, hot stone massage is used as a therapy to relieve certain health problems such as arthritis, anxiety, stress, pain, depression, insomnia, problems related to blood circulation, etc.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS

when Hot Stones shouldn't be used or need to check with your GP before taking the treatment

  • Cardiovascular conditions: hyper/hypotension, thrombosis, embolism, phlebitis, angina, pacemaker.
  • Serious disorders of the nervous system eg MS or Parkinson's Desease.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Diabetes.
  • High temperature or fever or infection of any type (viral, bacterial, fungal or infestation).
  • Migraine: not recommended during attack.
  • Pregnancy during the first 3 months and always get GP permission.
  • Product allergies.

LOCAL CONTRA-INDICATIONS

avoid these areas but the Hot Stones can be applied to the surrounding areas

  • Open wounds, cuts, abrasions.
  • Varicose veins
  • Eczema, psoriasis.
  • Bruising.
  • Recent operations, recent scar tissue, recent fractures (6 months)
  • Any unexpected swellings (if it's a large area, avoid massage completely)
  • Sunburn (if it's a large area, avoid massage completely)
  • Extra-sensitive or de-sensitised areas of skin

Take your Massage experience to a whole new level by adding at least one of the fabulous extras

PRICES

£45 for 60 minutes

£65 for 90 minutes

COURSES

5 x 60 mins £205

5 x 90 mins £315

*Extras are not included in the courses*

Hot Stone Foot Massage £30 for 30 minutes on its own or £20 when adding it as an extra to another treatment (excluding Reiki and Swedish).

Hot Stone Facial. Yes, yes aaand yes! Does this need any further explanation? Book and enjoy!

1 HOUR HOT STONE MASSAGE FOR £35

Available from 1st of June to end of August every year

The benefits you obtain from having a hot stone massage therapy

are worth the money you invest

By booking your Hot Stone massage you agree that you have read and understood the contra-indications and if you decide to delight yourself with a Hot Stone Massage it is your responsibility, if you have any conditions, to check with your GP and make sure you are fit for it.

Your wellness is what matters

 

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PLEASE NOTE: if you have verrucas, athelets foot, fungal nail infections, refrain from booking this session as it could spread and worsen. See full list of contra-indications of massage here.