Hot Stones Massage
Hot Stones Massage
Having been a massage therapist and massage tutor for more years than I care to remember I can say with a fair degree of confidence what works and what clients like, love and what they are not too keen on.
I can honestly say that it is Hot Stones Massage that gets the top vote everytime.
For those of you who are deprived enough not to have experienced this sublimely divine treatment – you have my full sympathy and I recommend that you immediately stop whatever it is that you are currently doing (probably reading this article) and find your nearest Hot Stones Massage therapist as matter of immediate priority.
So, what makes a Hot Stones Massage so fabulous?
Well, first of all you need to have a point of comparison so you need to have had the experience of a good remedial massage. You know the one where the therapist really 'goes for it' with those tight painful muscle knots that feel like a bag of spanners in your back. They prod and push and create all sorts of nausea inducing pain but you grit your teeth because you know that you are going to feel very much better for it.
You know that once the initial soreness and pain has receeded in a couple of days that your back will move so much more freely and loosen up a bit like having a great big weight lifted from your shoulders.
Once you have got this as a point of comparison you will understand me when I say that a Hot Stones Massage is about 5 times better and more effective because ……….. the heat from the stones warms your tight muscles far faster than just hands and oil which means that they start to relax and loosen that much faster.
Not only that ……. the heat makes YOU relax that much faster. The faster you relax and let your mind go the better and deeper the treatment can become.
Not only that …… the stones make it easier for the therapist to exert more pressure on those knots and trigger points to force them to relax and let go.
What to expect during a Hot Stones Massage
- A far deeper and much more relaxing experience than ever before
- A far warmer experience than ever before
- This is still going to be an oil based massage and if the therapist is a qualified Aromatherapist then they should be creating a personalised oil blend just for you
- The actual massage does not really feel alot different to one done with the hands – just the sensation of hot (not burning) smooth stones gliding over your skin and muscles. This does NOT feel like a rub down with a house brick!
Where to find a Hot Stones Massage Therapist
Well, as with any sort of therapist it is important to find one who is professionally qualified and not only that but who also haas got relevant professional insurance to be practising. Here in the Uk we have got a number of professional massage associations where members have to have professional qualifications in order to gain membership and to get insurance. We always recommend you ask any potential therapist if they have got both of these.
We know a number of really good hot stones massage therapists and are happy to share their details with anyone who needs them. Just leave us a message below.