Anyone that has had a Hot Stone massage will know how relaxing and stress-busting it can be but additionally it can also have many health benefits too.
The origins of Hot Stones being used as a treatment for aching muscles can be traced back to the Native Americans who warmed the stones using fire. Today, stones in various sizes usually made from volcanic basalt rock are heated using water heaters to temperatures around 120-130 degrees Fahrenheit. The stones are then used as a massage tool enabling the practitioner to massage around ten times deeper than with their own hands.
Benefits of hot stone therapy can be :
- Muscle relaxation
- Easing Stress
- Increasing energy levels
- Release of Toxins held in the body
- Improving blood circulation
Health conditions that can be helped :
- Muscular pain
- General Back pain
- Stress & Anxiety
- Circulatory problems
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
See our charges section for the options on types of hot stone therapy, whichever you choose it can be the start of a new feeling of health and well-being.
Cold Stone Therapy
Cold stone therapy uses stones usually made of marble that have been chilled to very low temperatures.
Benefits of cold stone therapy can be :
- Invigorates the body & mind
- Relieves tissue congestion
- Soothes irritation
- Cools the body
- Reduces swelling
Cold stones can be extremely beneficial on impact injuries and is therefore particularly good for sports injuries by rejuvenating the muscles and alleviating any impact swelling.