Hot Stone Therapy combines the nurturing qualities of heated basalt stones with the techniques of massage in order to enable both a greater relaxation response and deeper work on muscles & fascia without residual soreness.
Cold stones may also be used for relieving inflammation or swelling or alternated with hot stones for their combined therapeutic qualities.
Apart from feeling great, the use of therapeutic heat can accelerate healing, and is beneficial in all types of massage, including wellbeing and remedial treatments.
Bamboo Massage sticks are a recent addition to the application of therapeutic heat. Gently warmed sticks made of pressed bamboo are rolled, pressed or tapped on the body to encourage tight muscles to release. They can be particularly effective on tight gluteus, quadriceps and hamstring muscles, but can be used on many muscles with or instead of basalt stones.
Please book therapeutic heat when you make your massage appointment if you would like to experience this.