Hot & Cold Stone Therapy Massage (60 or 90 minutes)
Combining massage with luxurious hot and cold stones is truly therapeutic! This dynamic therapy can speed up the treatment of many musculo-skeletal complaints, bring fatigued muscles back to normal, improve muscle tone and cool down the body on a warm day or during hot flushes. It will help every cell in your body to receive more oxygen and nutrients and encourage rapid removal of toxins to alleviate chronic and acute muscular problems.
Fantastic for increasing blood circulation. Heat causes peripheral (surface) blood vessels to dilate or expand. Cold causes peripheral blood vessels to constrict and drives blood back to the organs. Restoring a breakdown in circulation can contribute to improved health and well-being.
A technique called ‘contrast bathing’ (based on the principles of hydrotherapy) is used to treat sore, painful and injured muscles, firstly with a cold stone to decrease inflammation, pain, spasm, puffiness and swelling. The same area is then treated with a hot stone to increase blood supply to the damaged area, reducing muscle contraction and pain, promoting relaxation and increasing ease of movement. This pattern can be repeated as often as necessary up to a certain time and considerably speeds up the healing process and injury recovery time.
Assessment of the most appropriate and effective use of hot and cold stones will be made during the consultation process and will depend on a number of factors.