Massage with Stone Therapy
As with the other massage therapies, hot stone massage is associated with many benefits. Some of the benefits are easy relaxation of the muscles, helps to get rid of stress, helps to release toxins and also reduces the pain. By improving circulation throughout the body it promotes the overall health.
In the view of the above benefits, hot stone massage is used as a therapy to relieve certain health problems such as arthritis, anxiety, stress, back pain, depression, insomnia and problems related to blood circulation.
The use of hot stone massage to relieve pains and stress is not a new massage therapy. It has its existence since 1500 B.C, during which the Native Americans and Europeans used it.
Another benefit of hot stone massage therapy is by giving calmness to the mind, it helps you to go in to a state of deep meditation. Meditation helps the body to rejuvenate from losses very easily and the body re-energizes and will be in a perfect condition to face the challenges. If you are about to go on an important work, having a hot stone massage therapy one day ahead will keep your mind refreshed increasing your chances of success.
You will be asked to remove your clothing (except underwear) behind a privacy screen and make yourself comfortable on the massage couch, with a large towel to cover your body. During the massage, only the part of your body being massaged will be exposed, to ensure your modesty. At different times during the massage the stones will be wrapped in a towel and placed on certain parts of the body and other stones used to perform the massage over the skin. A massage oil will be applied to the skin to allow free movement of the stones and to nourish the skin.
A full body massage usually treats the back, legs, abdomen, arms, chest, neck, shoulders, head and face although this can be adapted to suit your individual requirements or preferences.
To get the best result from your massage you should:
• drink plenty of water
• take it easy
• be aware of your posture
• maintain a good posture
• Exfoliate and moisturise skin regularly
• Eat healthy
• Exercise regularly
Within 12 hours, you should not:
• eat a heavy meal
• use a sauna, steam room or sun bed
• drink too much caffeine
• drink alcohol
There are many conditions that can prevent a massage from taking place. Some medical conditions require a medical certificate from your doctor before a massage can be given.
Some conditions known as local contra-indications can prevent a particular body part from being massaged but it does not prevent the rest of the body from being massaged.
If you have a medical condition, please speak to your doctor before having a massage.
Medical conditions include:
• Arthritis (Active or Swollen)
• Epilepsy within the last 12 months
• Heart Disorders
• High Blood Pressure
• Low Blood Pressure
• Oedema (Medical/ Non-Medical)
• Recent Haemorrhage
• Recent Operations
Local Contra-indications include:
• Cuts, Abrasions & Sunburn
• Skin Disorders, for example eczema, athletes foot
• Severe Bruising
• Varicose Veins
Other contra-indications include:
• You feel unwell, have a fever, flu or high temperature
• You are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Your well-being and safety is paramount. During your consultation any medical conditions or local contra-indications should be disclosed but please don't worry, we are here to give you the best massage tailored to your individual needs.
Hot stone massage has a very detoxifying effect on the body and you can encourage this by drinking plenty of water and avoiding caffeine, nicotine and alcohol for the next 24 hours. Also try to avoid any strenuous exercise for 24 hours following treatment and try to rest and allow your body to heal from within.
You will feel so deeply relaxed after this treatment, make sure you keep the rest of your day free to really enjoy the benefits!
Cost: 30 mins £25
70 mins £40
Sweets Beauty tailors each massage to suit your individual needs.
Improve your health and well-being and give your body & mind time to relax. Enjoy the benefits of a massage.