(50 / 65 or 80 min)
Some people think that a hot stone massage is for those winter months when we’re feeling cold to the bones and only a cup of hot chocolate and a cosy fire will do; but there’s actually nothing seasonal about it. A hot stone massage can be just as beneficial on a warm sunny day.
Hundreds of years ago, heated stones were in use in at least two other locations as a holistic health treatment, Hawaii and North America. In North America, hot stones were used in “sweat lodges,” those were very similar to today’s sauna. In Hawaii, lava rocks were warmed and laid directly on the body to boost blood circulation. Today they call it “Pohaku” massage.
Hot stone massage is a treatment where smooth river rocks or basalt stones are used to perform massage strokes. It creates the same feeling like a hot bath or the sun’s rays, the warming sensation of being massaged with hot stones is incredibly relaxing and soothing. If you’re feeling tension in your shoulders or back, the heated stones can take it away.
Thanks to Mary Nelson, she rediscovered the hot stone massage therapy in 1993. And today, hot stone massage therapy is relatively well known and popular in almost every region of the globe.
Are you ready to discover the magic power of the volcanic rocks?