Deluxe Stone Therapy Massage
This treatment involves the application of water heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage.
The warm stones expand the blood vessels, pushing blood and unwanted waste materials through the body. This has a sedative effect on the nervous system. Allow the raw, mother earth energy of the stones to wrap you in their warmth, cradle you in their arms and deliver you back into life’s hectic pace, recharged. Stone Massage Therapy is truly a mind, body and spirit experience’
Booking Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Stone Therapy can help with
Muscular Aches, Pains, Sprains, Strains, Poor Circulation, Rheumatic and Arthritic Conditions. Fibromyalgia, MS, Back Pain, Stress Anxiety and Tension, Insomnia and Depression.
Introduction and History
Alternative Therapies including Stone Massage have been part of the eastern world’s regime of science for thousands of years. This science enables people to keep in focus the paths they have chosen.
The ancient healing art of stone massage is a modality for physical and spiritual balancing.
Working in harmony using various massage techniques and warm stones, relaxing the body at its deepest level. Stone Massage is very effective to create harmony and a positive energy flow.
The powerful ‘metasthetic’ energies of Stone Massage are known to promote a harmonizing and cleansing effect, thus allowing for a meditative state of quietude and calm.
The application of hands in conjunction with stones produces intensified contact with the unique energies of the stones and the universal energies assisting with the energy flow within and directing the vital flow to areas of blockage.
This unique therapy using stones that are formed by sedimentary and volcanic action, is a very effective modality, not only because of the warm stone’s thermal conduction which brings about local and systemic changes in the body, but also can influence the energy centres for body and mind balancing.
Basalt is a dark heavy lava that is widespread the world over; it is mainly pyroxene and plagioclase feldspar, the texture is so fine that these individual minerals are rarely seen; basalt varies from dark grey with a greenish tinge to almost black.
Igneous and sedimentary rocks cover about 3/4 of the earth surface and have long been associated with metal ores and differing extremely in texture, colour and composition and depending on their original region and their mineralogy these mineral stones are well known for their heat or cold retention properties thus makes them the perfect choice for stone therapy.
Stone massage uses hot stones to deliver heat to the muscles and deep tissues. Stones heated in water baths are placed around the body to prepare the muscles for massage and to warm the skin and create a feeling of complete relaxation. Deep tissue massages are more effective after the application of heat as the therapist is more easily able to reach deep into the affected muscles. Cold and cool stones may be used in some therapies alongside the hot stones and oil is also involved if the stones are used for massage as well as the application of heat.
What to expect from your stone massage
Stone massages have many of the qualities of a traditional massage, so the therapist will ask you a few questions about your medical history and answer any queries or worries that you may have about your treatment before leaving you to get comfortable. Once you are ready your therapist will place hot stones at points across your body to begin the heat therapy and relax you as the heat penetrates through your skin, delivering relief from tension and melting away any stress. The stones are made of basalt, a fine-textured heavy lava which is smooth, allowing it to glide across your skin. The basalt stones are dark in colour which, along with their mineral composition, makes them particularly good at holding heat; ideal for hot stone therapy. The warm stones help blood vessels to expand and improve circulation as well as spreading calming warmth right the way through your body. Once the warmth is spreading nicely your therapist will begin to massage pressure points and anywhere with tense or knotted muscles, creating a relaxed feeling and removing any tension. The heat allows easier manipulation of deep muscle tissues, helping to remove deep set aches and pains.
Benefits of stone massage
Heat is a great treatment for muscle aches and injuries, so the stone massage is particularly helpful for pains and tight muscles. Sprains and strains can also benefit from heated stone massage, as can arthritis and rheumatism. Massage in general is known to relieve stress and anxiety, and stone massage is no exception to this; a course of massage therapy can also lift depression as well as help cure insomnia and other sleep problems. Careful placement of the stones helps the flow of energy through the body and can clear blockages and stimulate positive and balanced energy flow.
All kinds of aches and pains can be relieved with the help of these magic little stones in the expert hands of the therapists at the Belmore Centre, but the stone massage is also a great way to simply relax and ease away the tensions and stresses of a long day or difficult week. Hot stone massage is especially beneficial for those who are prone to back aches or shoulder tension, all too common in today’s desk-bound working life. The combination of heat and massage in the hot stone massage works to melt the aches and pains away and smooth and balance your flows of energy, leaving a smile on your face and a spring in your step.