Hot / Cold Stone Massage
Geo-Thermotherapy or Hot Stone therapy is a deeply relaxing massage treatment combining Swedish massage strokes with heated Basalt stones and massage oil.
The heat permeating from the smooth flat stones allows the skin to better absorb the oil and relax the muscles enabling the practitioner to reach the deeper muscle layers.
When cold stones are introduced this is used to treat inflamed areas of the body. Cold stone massage is known as Cryotherapy and works in tandem alongside the heated therapy.
The stones can be massaged along the body in the practitioner’s hand or placed on the patient’s body at strategic areas such as the back, palms, abdomen and feet.
The benefits of hot & cold stone massage include:
· Stress reduction
· Pain reduction especially from Arthritic conditions
· Depression & anxiety relief
· Emotional balance, self-esteem & mental clarity
· Fatigue, sleeping problem
· Enhances skin condition
· Stimulates Circulation
· Decreases irritability
· Loosens contracted, shortened muscle
· Improves digestion & absorption of nutrients
· Increases range of movements & Improves posture
· General well being
Hot stone therapy is not recommended for anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, varicose veins, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, decreased pain sensitivity, recent wounds, areas of weakened or inflamed skin, tumours, metal implants, recent chemotherapy, radiation or surgery or are on medication that thins the blood. If you think you may be pregnant, let the practitioner know.
Hot / Cold Stone Massage Aftercare Advice.
To gain the most from your hot / cold stone massage treatment, its recommended to do the following:
Increase your water intake over the following 7 days to enhance the detoxification process, you could also try more herbal or fruit teas and juices to assist the process.
Avoid alcohol, energy drinks or recreational drugs for 24 hours after the treatment and 12 hours prior to treatment.
Avoid strenuous activities, heavy exercise or long drives for 24 hours after treatment, your body needs time for Rest and Relaxation.
Avoid hot baths, Showers, Saunas, Sunbeds or Sunbathing for 12 hours after treatment.
Try to reduce stress, maybe try light exercise, going for a walk, breathing or mediation to help.
Avoid having any other treatments for 48 hours afterwards to prevent interactions occurring.
Where oils have been used, please leave them on the skin as long as possible.
Follow any specific aftercare advice given following the treatment.
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