Hot Stone Massage
“The hot stones glide over your oiled flesh like molten silk, the heat seeping deep in your muscles.
Outside, a chill south-westerly wind beats against the glass door panes. The wood fire crackles occasionally, and the only other sound an occasional low-pitched sigh.
For undiluted massage pleasure, a hot stone massage is undeniably on the another plane.” Mike O’Connor, Courier Mail
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Hot Stone Massage Package
Hot Stone Massages – Warmed volcanic stones are used with aromatherapy oils to give you an amazing massage experience. Minimum 1.5 hour booking.
Hot Stone Massage Story
It was first used in ancient Chinese culture for medical purposes, mostly to treat disease. This practice was also used in Native American culture. In this culture, thermo therapies were popular as it was believed they aided health and relieved pain.
Later, Hot Stone Massage was also used in Hawaii, where it heavily influenced Kahuna massage. The Hawaiians wrapped hot stones in leaves with healing properties, placing them on sore muscles to relieve pain. They also used volcanic stones, similar to what is used by therapists now.
How The Massage Is Done
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.