At The Sports & Performing Arts Clinic, special heated stones can be used to facilitate deeper manual treatments without discomfort to the client but they can be used in their own right to achieve a deeply relaxing, tension reducing massage.
Native Americans used fire heated stones to treat aching muscles, so this treatment modality is nothing new but today, the stones are heated in hot water to achieve the same result.
Not just any old stone can be used. We use smooth basalt stones which can be heated without causing the stone to fracture, retaining their heat for quite a long period of time.
These stones also become an extension of the massage therapists’ hand, providing a useful tool to allow deeper work on muscles and fascia without injuring thumbs and fingers.
They can also be placed on the body while massaging other areas to warm tight tissues prior to treatment and aid relaxation.
Hot stone massage can be used on any area of the body but especially popular for treating the back, shoulders, legs and feet. You can choose to treat specific areas, opt for a full body treatment or even include a facial treatment where we concentrate on the lymphatic drainage and sinuses.
See our clinic price list for details.