When you see images for Hot Stone Massage, it usually depicts someone lying down with stones balanced on their back, this is not a true reflection. I won’t be placing stones upon you then sneak off for an hour, this is what happens and it's much nicer...
How I use hot stones
The stones are used as an extension of my hands to flow over the body at a pressure suitable for you, using some of the same techniques as in Swedish Massage. Oil is applied to help the stones glide across the skin, temperature is checked with the client to make sure it is a comfortable heat throughout the massage.
As stones cool down, they are replaced with warm ones. Sometimes stones will be placed on the body for a sense of warmth and weight which is comforting and can help warm up the muscle to aid tension release. Placements can be on the back, in-between toes and fingers, along legs, on the abdomen or face. A varity of sizes are used.
As well as hot stones, I will sometimes still use my hands to massage, depending if there is a specific area of tension that you would like worked on that I feel would benefit from using my hands.
Why have a Hot Stone Massage?
It’s relaxing and comforting.
It can help with stress relief due to the sedating effect on the nervous system.
It can help warm up muscles which aids in being able to work on specific areas of tension.
Can allow for deeper pressure if needed.
It’s time for yourself, with no interruptions to enjoy the soothing warmth of the hot stones.
For first time clients a 1.5hr appointment is required, as 10-15 mins are first needed for consultation where I find out more about you, your requirements and your health.
As standard, each treatment will cover, face, legs, arms and back, but we can talk about focusing on a particular area if needed.
45 min and 1 hr appointments are for existing clients only.
Why does it cost more?
Because there is more preparation, cleaning and products required. The stones need at least 45mins to heat. They are all sanitised at the end of the massage.
Contraindications (when NOT to have a hot stone massage)
Local contraindications (I will avoid the area)
Cuts and abrasions
1hr £50 (available for existing clients only.)
45min £45 (available for existing clients only.)