Hot Stones Massage in Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood, South East London
A relaxing and deeply therapeutic massage involving the use of smooth heated stones.
During this massage the therapist will place these stones on the body or use them as an extension of their owns hands, helping you to relax and helping tight muscles to warm up more quickly to allow for deeper muscle work.
This technique was used by Native Americans using basalt stones, a black volcanic rock which absorbs heat quickly and retains it well, that have been smoothed naturally by the river or sea.
Placing the stones on specific parts of your body such as the abdomen, along the spine, in the palms of your hands, or between your toes, improves circulation in the body.
Hot Stone massage is not recommended if you have:
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
It's also best not to have hot stone massage if you are on medication that thins your blood or if you are pregnant.