“A real health benefit wrapped up in a pampering treat.”
Glos Citizen & Echo
Most of us have seen photographs of people with hot stones placed along their spine, and think of hot stone treatments as a luxury or treat. Of course, these treatments are indeed a soothing, pampering way to spoil yourself – and I’m all for that! – but what most people don’t realise is that they can also be also extremely effective therapeutic tools.
When I give a hot stone treatment, I do a great deal more than just place warm stones on the body. I use stones to work over the body or feet, using techniques similar to conventional massage or reflexology. Holding the stones, and working with them, enhances the treatment – the stones induce greater relaxation, improve circulation, encourage detoxification and assist in the flow of the body’s natural energies.
They also allow me to work deeply on specific areas of discomfort or tension. Sometimes cold stones will be used too (but with advance warning!) as they are extremely helpful in treating areas of inflammation, and encouraging the healing of damaged tissues.
Your symptoms, if any, and requirements, will be discussed before we begin and I will tailor the treatment to your personal needs, whether that means dealing with specific aches, pains and injuries, or just giving you a luxurious and relaxing treat.