Thermal Shell Massage

Thermal Shell Massage

A Thermal Shell massage, also known as a seashell massage, warm lava shell massage, and hot shell massage, is a holistic (whole person) approach to relaxation and mental and physical health. This relaxation approach consists of easing the mind by physically manipulating your muscles. The shells, used in most warm shell massages, are called Tiger Clam shells, and come from the Philippines.

The massage actually originated in Hawaii and the South Pacific Islands, but it is popular throughout the world.

This type of massage places heated seashells on your tired, achy muscles and joints to relax your body, and promote healing and rejuvenation.

The Treatment

This body massage offers an idyllic treatment combining the warmth of the shells with deeply relaxing massage techniques, creating a sense of balance to the entire body and mind. During the massage, the shells are worked over the palms, arms, feet and legs including the rest of the body in slow deep movements to warm and de-stress, it also includes a detox relaxing body wrap.

Treatment Benefits

  • Stimulates blood flow and circulation in the body
  • Improves texture of the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Improves lymphatic drainage which combats the signs of ageing and boost the immune system
  • Tension headaches/Migraine
  • Muscle stiffness and strain
  • Relaxation
  • To improve skin appearance- active ingredients are absorbed
  • Improves non-medical swelling (oedema) such as that caused by gravity
  • Helps improve cellulite
  • Re-mineralises the body - active ingredients are absorbed into a warm moist skin
  • Increase in blood circulation - improves nourishment to the cells of the body
  • Increase in lymphatic circulation - excess fluid, waste products and toxins are removed
  • Increase in circulation to the skin - improves function and appearance of the skin
  • The warmth created helps muscles to relax

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


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