Welcome to Stubbington Natural Health Clinic, from the Director, Caroline Herbert |
Hot Stone Massage|
Hot Stone Massage is often referred to as Thermotherapy, and may also be classified as geo-thermo-hydro-therapy i.e. the use of stones in variable and/or alternating temperatures along with a water therapy medium.
The technique combines massage with the application of heated stones over the entire body, including the face, hands and feet. The stones are used in one of two ways:
- The first is similar to a heating pad. The stones are placed under soft towels and the client lays on them.
- The second way is as heated tools. The therapist will use the stones as an extension of their hands to deeply work through muscle tension.
The warm stones may have a sedative effect on the nervous system. During the treatment the heated stones are placed all around the body’s energy points, including the hands, in between toes, along the back, the stomach, on the eyes, forehead, etc. In Stone Therapy the stones become extensions of the therapist’s hands, almost “replacing” them.
About the Stones
The stones are composed of a unique blend of basalt, quartzite, feldspar and dacite, which contributes to their ability to retain heat and to their natural smoothness.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage may include:
- Continuous heat therapy throughout the massage
- Deeper and quicker relaxation of muscles, helping to alleviate stress and tension more effectively
We offer two types of Hot Stone Massage at the Clinic:
- Hot Stones plus a remedial massage
- Hot Stone massage on its own
The Practitioners who offer this treatment are: