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  • Writer's pictureVicki Leigh

Spotlight: Hot Stone Massage Therapy

We live in a stressed-out and technology-driven world, and as a result it

is becoming increasingly essential to unplug and carve out some

essential ‘me-time'. And what better way to do that than with a relaxing and rejuvenating hot stone massage therapy session?

For an introduction to this indulgent relaxation technique, keep on


Believed to have originated in East Asia over 2,000 years ago, hot stone

massage can be found all over the world, and it is of course a hugely

popular treatment at Hot Stone Spa.

During hot stone massage therapy, our masseuse applies regular manual

massage practices such as long strokes, circular movements, vibration,

tapping and kneading to warm you up and ensure you are in a delightful

state of relaxation. This is then combined with using flat and smooth

heated stones.

These stones are made from a kind of volcanic lava rock called basalt,

which is renowned for its incredible ability to retain heat, and they are

placed in hot water prior to your massage to make sure they are warm

enough to loosen tired muscles along with aromatic essential oils.

The hot stones are then placed directly on to certain trigger points on

your body where there may be tension, such as:

  • The face

  • The shoulders

  • Hands and fingers

  • Along the spine (a popular spot!)

  • The stomach

  • Back of the thighs

  • Back of the calves

  • Feet and toes

Cold stones can also be applied after the hot stones to help cool down hot

skin, and alleviate enlarged blood vessels.

Used as an extension of the masseuse’s own hands, the heat gets deeper

into the tissues, delivering the ultimate relaxing sensation.

Some great side effects of hot stone massage therapy include relief of

both pain and stress, reduced muscle tension, increased lymphatic

drainage, more joint flexibility, and better sleep.

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

To take a look at our prices and book an unforgettable hot stone massage

therapy session you won’t forget, click here.

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