Hot stones warmed by fire were used by Native Americans to treat aching muscles.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where I use smooth, heated stones as an extension of my own hands and also placing them on the body while I massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so I can work more deeply, more quickly.
I heat the stones with a modern portable heated bag created by Vulsini, which controls the stone’s temperature. I will check with you if the heat of the stone is right for you.
The stones themselves are usually basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well, and have been smoothed by natural forces in the river or sea.
A full body Hot Stone Massage treatment can last up to 2 hours. I normally recommend a 90 minute treatment which is enough to cover most of the body areas.
I can also offer a 60 minutes treatment - where we can discuss the main areas you would like me to concentrate on and treat.
Hot stone massage can boost your circulation, release stored tension, recharge your energy levels and helps to relax you. Hot stone massage is said to have health benefits for people with muscular pain, poor circulation, rheumatic and arthritic conditions, fibromyalgia, back pain, stress, insomnia and depression.