Hot Stones Massage

Hot Stones Massage use warmed and sanitised stones to help your muscles relax.

Hot Stones Massage

Hot stones massage is a natural therapy that allows your massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues effectively and gently.

The stones used are typically river rocks or other very smooth-surfaced stones. Basalt stones are commonly used, because their high iron content helps retain heat during your massage.

Before your massage begins here at Essential Thyme, the stones are heated in special heated oven, and your therapist carefully checks the surface temperature to ensure your comfort throughout. The stones are used to massage and apply heat to the muscles around the body, sometimes they are placed on a specific area where more heat is need to help relax the muscles underneath.

 The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing your therapist to more effectively massage your deep tissues to help relieve the pain often caused by tense muscles, stiff joints or injuries.

 The heat from the stones is a real benefit, because as it can penetrate into your tissues, your blood vessels open up resulting in improved circulation. This increased circulation delivers more oxygen to your muscles, which can help to ease your aches and pains.

 Other benefits from a hot stones massage are: 

  • Helps promotes deep relaxation
  • Helps promotes sleep
  • Helps to reduce inflammation
  • Helps reduce stress and anxiety
  • Helps reduce muscle tension
  • Helps to improve blood & lymphatic circulation