Hot/Cold Stone Massage
Hot stone massage combines the benefits of hydrotherapy and 'thermotherapy', (the use of heat applications) with massage strokes, using stones to create a deep, relaxing and healing treatment. Using the heat of the stones to warm the skin, allows the skin to absorb the therapeutic oils while at the same time preparing the musculature of the body, so the therapist can work into the deeper muscle layers.
Benefits of thermotherapy include :
- Increased local circulation
- Improved blood flow to surrounding tissues
- Greater ability to transport toxins and waste products from the area
- Hot/Cold stones, provide a fantastic tool creating a sense of depth to the massages