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Hot Stone Massage: What To Expect

On arrival a consultation will be carried out to find out about your health and well being; this will highlight any focus areas as well as deciding how to adapt the treatment specifically to your needs. It also allows you to ask any questions you may have as well as allowing the therapist to determine whether a treatment is suitable. (Treatment may be unsuitable due to some medical conditions, please see contraindications page for more details).

You will be able to change in a private, screened area, once you are on the massage couch the therapist will freshen your feet and ensure you are comfortable.

A massage may last for 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. A 30 or 60 minute massage will focus on either one or two areas such as the back, neck and shoulders or arms, shoulders and face. A full body treatment needs a minimum of 60 minutes as the back, legs, feet, arms, hands, neck, shoulders, face and scalp are massaged.

During the treatment the therapist will remove a selection of hot stones from the heater and using various massage techniques will move the stones over the body to transfer heat and work into the muscles.

It is said that one stroke of a basalt hot stone is equal to 5 of a therapists hand.

This is a very relaxing, stress reducing massage that can also be used to address specific problem areas with more detailed work or deeper pressure. The heat from the stones relaxes muscles which increases the blood flow to the area being worked further accelerating the healing process.

At the end of the treatment you will be able to dress and then take a seat to have some water before going back out into the world.