For hundreds of years, hot stone massage has been used by many different cultures. Our treatment applies the same techniques, using heated stones placed on specific energy centres along the body to align and re-balance the body’s natural energy flow and work on muscle tension at the deepest level.
Stones heated to a temperature of 50 – 60°C are placed on the energy centres of the body, which they heat, thus releasing and agitating energy in the energy lines (meridians). The accumulated heat, together with the energetic vibrations of the stones, releases the blocked energy lines resulting in the balancing and harmonization of energy in the body. Subsequent massage with hot smooth stones agitates the blood circulation and lymphatic system. They heat and relax the muscles and boost the metabolism.
Hot Stone Massage is highly effective against pain (back, neck, head, joints, muscles) and cramps. It relaxes all stress, physical and mental. Thanks to rapid detoxification, it has a slimming effect and significantly reduces cellulite. Used in conjunction with massage oils, the warm body perfectly absorbs the essential nutrients in the oil, leaving the skin supple and hydrated.
Hot Stone Massage is very pleasant and relaxing. The stones are hot, but we need not fear that they will scald us. The first to take them into her sensitive hands is the masseuse. At the beginning when the temperature difference between the cold skin and the stones is still big, we may have the feeling that they are quite hot. After a while, the body temperature rises and the massage is very pleasant and cosy. A person to whom the temperature seems to be really unacceptably high may tell the masseuse that they are "scorching" and she cools them.
The heat of the stones penetrates deep into the muscle tissue allowing the muscles to relax 4-5 times quicker than in a standard body massage, easing muscle tension and revitalising the muscle tissue by increasing blood circulation.
The deep relaxation and increased blood flow to the areas being worked not only accelerates any healing processes but also creates a state of deep mental relaxation.
The benefits of Hot Stone Massage include:
- Improved circulation
- Increased lymphatic drainage (toxin removal)
- Improved blood flow to tissues
- Reduces muscular tension
- Relieves aches and pains
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Produces a deep relaxation