Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stones Massage is a relaxing and effective therapeutic massage of the body. It can help relieve stress, aches, pains, knots and muscle tension. With the direct heat from the hot stones relaxing the muscles, it allows for a greater intensity massage. Depending on what each individual patient would like to gain from their Hot Stone Massage the result has been described in many different ways; calming, energizing or simply very relaxing. It offers deep therapeutic comfort and healing and if conducted by our highly qualified sports massage therapist, can also aid muscle health and regeneration.

What to expect

You lay on our specially prepared massage table covered with warm soft towels. Volcanic basalt stones are used which are rich in natural minerals, including iron and magnesium silicate. Most stones used in Hot Stone Massage are handpicked from South American River beds. The stones will then be heated in a special heater to a temperature of approximately 50°C. Top quality organic oil is gently massaged into your muscles and then the pre warmed stones are used to deepen the massage. Some stones may be left to rest on your body during the massage to help relax your muscles further.

Benefits

Hot Stone Massage reduces muscular aches, pains, sprains and strains, including lower and upper backache, (especially when combined with Sports Massage). It can improve circulation, helping the transportation of oxygen and nutrients around the body and at the same time remove harmful toxins whilst boosting the immune system.

My neck felt altogether more comfortable and I am now playing golf without any pain at all.

I have always loved and played sport. Alas due to the passing of time I now only play golf so the exercise I take on the golf course is very precious to me. I have suffered from time to time with neck and back problems and recently my back was causing quite sharp pain and was threatening to ruin my games of golf. When I visited Chantal she soon told me from where the pain was coming and I started the first of four treatments. After the four treatment sessions my neck felt altogether more comfortable and I am now playing golf without any pain at all. Chantal adopts a totally honest approach to her work. She advised me that at least four sessions of treatment would be needed and that after the sessions my neck area could be a little sore. Four sessions did the trick and I am now enjoying my golf again. I have no hesitation in recommending Chantal to sports enthusiasts or to anyone with neck problems.

Michael de St Croix