Good for: Stress, anxiety, relaxation, muscular aches & pains, promotes a good nights sleep. The use of hot stones has been recorded in history from the time of ancient civilisations, who used them in sacred rituals and to heat their homes. Indian and Mayan cultures, and Ayurvedic traditions, used hot stone massage therapy. Healers would use rocks from the river beds and warm them either in hot coals or hot water. By placing the hot stones on cloth on the body and arranging them along the energy centres of the body, a healing process would occur. The hot stones demonstrated a tendency to relax the muscles and “draw out” muscle pain and discomfort. Native Americans, who referred to them as ‘grandfather’s stones’, have used hot stones as part of a hot stone massage treatment in their sweat lodge ceremonies since ancient times. In the ceremony, the use of the four elements of fire, water, air and earth in the heating preparation of the stones for the ritual is a key element of the process. Perfectly round hot stones would be used to rub on areas in which pain and discomfort were felt. Such ancient rituals can be used in our modern day practice, maintaining a respect and reverence for the stones and the people.
Hot stone massage is a deeply relaxing treatment, it uses basalt stones to massage the body.The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing access to deeper muscle layers. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body, this in turn brings more nutrients to the muscle or affected area. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation. Benefits of Hot Stone Massage.
Provides relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions
Reduces chronic stress and tension
Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
Relieves pain and tension in the muscles.
Creates a feeling of balance and relaxation
Aids the removal of toxins from the body
Cost of treatment from £55-£45 Available to book with PAV To book click on the blue schedule appointment button below, select the treatment you wish to have, select the staff member, and then the time you would like to book. Complete your details and wait for your email confirmation.