Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage is a holistic treatment whereby the use of treated volcanic rocks such as basalt are believed to promote relaxation as well as eliminating negative energy within the client’s body, mind and soul. During the treatment, the stones are combined with healing crystals, which are put on the chakra points of the body which helps to revitalise the physical body and balances the energy flow.

Stone therapy dates back thousands of years and is the technique for manipulating soft tissue and muscle through pressure. There are references as far back as biblical times (c. 400BC) of using hot stones to massage the body with olive oil.

The Treatment

Full body treatments comprise of a range of techniques which including placing the hot stones within cotton pouches to place directly on the body (never directly on the skin) or used to physically massage the body with. Aromatherapy oils can be incorporated into the treatment if required. Hot Stone full body massage works on the back, the back of the legs, front of the legs, arms, hands, neck and shoulders - the face and scalp are not included in this treatment.

Treatment Benefits

  • Promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation
  • Heat from the stones allows manipulation of a greater intensity than with basic massage movements
  • Improved circulation as muscles have an increased blood supply
  • Lymphatic function increases due to general increase in circulation
  • Releases toxins
  • Alleviates stress
  • Calms the psyche
  • Heat relieves pain in muscles and joints
  • Tension in connective tissue is decreased
  • One stroke with a stone is equal to ten normal massage strokes
  • The treatment is said to be ten times deeper and the results are said to last ten times longer than traditional techniques
  • There is a deep comfort in receiving warmth on the body
  • Relaxes the mind and helps cure insomnia
  • Deep relaxation - the warmth relaxes both physically and mentally

Before and After your Treatment

Here is some guidance on what to do to prepare for your treatment along with what you can expect after the treatment too

  • Try to avoid eating a large meal at least 1 hour before your treatment. Please also refrain from consuming alcohol or using other substances before any treatment or therapy.
  • Arrive on time. This insures that you don’t arrive flustered and stressed. It also means that you will get the most out of your treatment. We ask all clients to arrive 10-15 minutes before their treatment is due to begin.
  • Talk to your therapist. If you are concerned or anxious about anything to do with your treatment let us know. We want to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
  • We ask our clients to ensure they arrive clean and ready for their treatment. If you are coming straight from work or the gym, please let us know and we can arrange for the use of our shower facilities before the treatment. (A surcharge will apply).
  • All new clients will need to complete a full medical and lifestyle questionnaire before their treatment. All existing clients will need to complete a treatment record card before any subsequent treatments. This is to ensure we can provide you with the best possible care and to comply with our insurance policies.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing and appropriate underwear. For any spa treatments, a robe will be provided for your comfort.

Everyone client has to complete a medical and lifestyle questionaire on their first visit - we ask you to arrive early (approximately 20 minutes) to allow you time to complete this in our relaxation area. On every subsequent visit you will be asked to confirm that none of the details have changed. This is primarily for your protection and to ensure we are aware of any contra-indications before providing tretment. It is also a requirment of our insurers.

  • Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins; massage aids the removal of toxins from the body
  • Coffee, tea and cola should be avoided as they contain caffeine. Aim to drink two glasses of water after each drink of tea or coffee if not. Or try to drink herbal infusions in place of tea or coffee
  • Avoid any headache tablets as these too contain caffeine
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal. Eat a light and natural diet, as refined and processed foods add to the toxicity levels within the body and hinder the natural healing process
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the next 24 hours. Alcohol and smoking are counter-productive as they increase the levels of toxins in the body.

Healing Crisis

Some people may experience the following after treatment:

  • Feelings of tiredness or fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Headache
  • Heightened emotional state - feeling a little emotional, perhaps even tearful
  • Changes in bowel movements/urine
  • Excess perspiration
  • Flu-like symptoms

These effects are only be temporary and should subside within 24-48 hours.

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Treatment Options

All initial treatments will include a 20 minute consultation that will be carried out before you have your treatment.

90 Minutes


60 Minutes