Smoothed black volcanic stones are used. These are heated up in the steamer and the volcanic nature of the stones allows the heat to be well retained.
Your massage will start with your therapist working on your back with their hands and warmed essential oils. This will prepare the body for the hot stones, and the oil will help them to glide smoothly throughout your treatment.
The therapist will then use the heated stones, guiding them along your body to work out muscle knots.
The heat from the stones will trigger a relaxation response from your body. As each stone eventually loses its heat, a new hot stone is taken from the water for use.
The stones will vary in shapes and sizes, with specific sizes used for different parts of the body (i.e. large stones for larger muscles and vice versa).
We may leave the stones to sit on your body, on top of a towel, to continue the process of heating your muscles.