Hot Stone Massage
Treat yourself with the ultimate body massage experience to renew your body, mind and spirit.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones. The massage therapist places the hot stones on specific points on your body and may also hold the stones while giving the massage.
The localised heat and weight of the stones warm and relax muscles, allowing the massage therapist to apply deeper pressure to those areas without causing discomfort.
People often describe hot stone massage as comforting and deeply relaxing. The warmth is soothing for people who tend to feel chilly.
We are conveniently located in Oxford Street in Leederville, not far from the Perth CBD and our massage is a short walk or a not too distant drive from North Perth, Mount Hawthorn, Wembley and Highgate.
Believed to have started in China, smooth, heated stones used for massage have been around for several thousand years. A hot stone massage is a relaxing body treatment using smooth rounded heated stones to ease deep into the muscle layer and erase tension held in the body while increasing circulation to the tissues. The experience is quite therapeutic and enjoyable.
The heat helps the blood vessels expand, thereby increasing blood supply delivering more oxygen to tissue and carting away waste, similar to cardio. Fluids and toxins are also able to move more efficiently through the lymph system for elimination. Combining heat with massage increases lymph movement and blood flow temporarily, improving skin appearance in areas that are more stagnant.
Heat is also known to increase skin permeability. Meaning that it may support better absorption delivering topical actives in creams, lotions, or oils for patients who are experiencing dehydrated skin, have a dry skin type, or are suffering from a disrupted skin mantle.
- Pain relief
- Muscle tension relief
- Increased circulation
- Increased relaxation
- Increased product penetration
- Better posture
- Stress relief
- Sleep support
Almost anyone can benefit from heat helping to relax muscles, but those with high amounts of tension, muscle knots, or lactic acid buildup after exercise can benefit most as heat can increase blood flow and relax muscles. Increased blood flow can bring more oxygen to the skin to help optimise its function.
The most important thing to remember is to adequately hydrate before and after your session to aid in the detoxification and flushing process.
Before getting any massage treatment, you’ll want to be open with your therapist about what you like and what makes you uncomfortable.
After you lie down, smooth, flat stones are placed at specific points on the body and gently moved along the muscles. The hot stones help the massage therapist ease into the muscle tissue at a deeper level while applying less pressure to the muscles, thereby avoiding any resistance by the muscles to lock up or resist the work. The extra warmth provides faster therapeutic results and deep relaxation.