Hot Stone TherapyAbout Hot Stone Therapy

Hot Stone Therapy using warmed basalt stones are used to massage over the whole body followed by optional cooling crystals on more sensitive areas such as bruising and varicose veins. This treatment is good for stimulating the circulation and calming the nervous system as well as releasing tension from muscles and creating a feeling of ultimate relaxation.

What Is Involved?

The treatment involves the use of hot basalt stones (basalt stones are volcanic rock stones which retain heat) that have been warmed to the correct temperature and then used to massage deep into the body tissues providing a feeling of warmth and comfort.

Heat from the stones expands the blood vessels allowing removal of toxins whilst sedating the nervous system. Cool stones in the form of crystals which are cooling by nature are applied afterwards to constrict the blood vessels and stimulate the nervous system.

Using the stones for massage in this way helps every cell in the body to receive more oxygen and nutrients which encourages a more effective removal of waste products.

Suitability and Advice

It is not advisabel to undergo treatment if you suffer from any of the following;

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Taking any medication witch thins the blood

It is not advisable to have a hot stone massage if you are pregnant or have sunburn. You also may want to reconsider if you are menopausal, as it may trigger hot flushes. If in doubt please consult your GP.