Hot and cold stone treatments
Hot stone massage and reflexology
Expands blood vessels and, in doing so, helps to draw blood through the body and rid it of waste. The unique use of hot stones is far less stressful on the body than conventional massage techniques, while still providing all the benefits of a deep, penetrating massage.
Volcanically-composed Basalt are used for hot therapy, their high silica and iron content means they retain heat for longer than other stones.
The health benefits of hot stones may include:
Cold stone massage and facials
Does the reverse of its heated counterpart - it contracts blood vessels, which in turn stimulates the nervous system. Prostaglandin, the body’s natural pain relief, is released when applying cold treatments.
The health benefits of cold stones may include:
Marble, which stays cool and draws heat out of the body, are used for cold therapies for the body and face.
What's a typical session like?
Hot and cold stone massage is usually used with oils in combination of Swedish massage techniques on skin.
Hot stone reflexology would also use an oil medium on skin.
Our first meeting we will discuss your initial reasons for coming for therapy and what you hope to achieve from our session/s. I’ll take details of your medical history and lifestyle and from there we can choose what would be most beneficial for you on that occasion. Because I offer a range of therapies there will be something that we will agree to, or maybe a combination of several therapies that would be suitable at that time.
I would allow up to 80 minutes for the first session and 60 minutes for follow ups.
How many treatments will I need?
This really would be dependant on you, what your requirements are and how you feel the treatments are benefitting you. Of course like anything, giving something a chance to work through the body and the ripple effects it can have on other areas of our wellbeing will have a more profound effect the more we do something.
Where are the treatments carried out?
I have a relaxing treatment room in my home where I carry out many of my treatments although I do offer mobile services within a reasonable distance. Please note that my treatment room is up a short flight of stairs so if you struggle with them, I can come to you.
What do I sit on?
Depending on what combination of treatments we decide on, I can use a reclining chair called a Lafuma, an onsite acupressure chair or a massage table. If any of these are not suitable for you we can use an upright chair, or if you are a wheelchair user treatments can be carried out from here.
What do I need to wear?
If we are working on the body with oil you will be made comfortable with towels and blankets as necessary, allowing skin to be bare on area or areas we are working with, for example if massaging the whole body then leaving the undergarments on works, but its completely at your discretion and comfortability, all treatments will be adapted to accommodate this.
How much will my treatments cost?
Ready to find out more?
Please contact me for further details.