Good for: Highly soothing relief of deep tension and stiffness in muscles and joints, improving general health, lifting your spirits
Cost: 90 minute session: £75
Hot stone massage is a technique using hot stones to massage the body. Special volcanic basalt stones are heated in a water bath and the therapist, holding the stones, uses them to actively massage the body. The magic of the stones lies in their high iron content, which helps them absorb and transmit the heat of the water. Massage wax is applied directly onto the body before the stones are used so then the stones glide easily over the contours of the body. The effect is highly soothing, nurturing and therapeutic, blending natural therapy with medical science.
- Relaxes and soothes tense and sore muscles
- Eases stiffness and aching in joints
- Improves muscle suppleness and joint flexibility
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Promotes natural health and wellbeing
Hot Stonefusion is a specialized blend of hot stone massage techniques pioneered by Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari, co-founders of Jing Advanced Massage Therapy and Training. Hot Stonefusion takes traditional hot stone massage one step further, integrating the stone work with a blend of advanced techniques from Swedish massage, eastern massage therapies, Holistic Medical massage, Trigger Point work, Stretching, Still-work and Myofascial release. The result is a unique experience of hands-on stone work, energy work and holistic medical massage.
In addition to the benefits of conventional hot stone masage, hot stone fusion also:
- Alleviates acute and chronic pain
- Aids rehabilitation after injury
The use of hot stones creates a deeply relaxing and soothing experience, and optimises the health benefits of massage.
[Adapted from article in Today's Therapist © Meghan Mari &Rachel Fairweather]