Hot Stones Massage in Blandford, Dorset

Hot stones massage confers all the benefits of regular therapeutic massage, plus there are some additional benefits from the heat of the stones which relax the muscles and tissues. The stones are smooth, they are made of basalt which is a type of volcanic rock that retains heat, and they are applied directly onto the skin. They are heated in a stove much like a slow cooker, then used on the body between the therapist’s palm and the skin. The heat from the stones increases blood circulation to the area by expanding the blood vessels, and relaxes tight muscles drawing out muscle pain and discomfort and allowing the therapist access to the deeper muscle layers.

The stones assist the treatment of weakened conditions by stimulating and detoxifying, and by increasing lymphatic function which helps you to fight infection, they also release tension, and reduce muscle spasm.  It is said that one stroke with a heated stone is equivalent to 10 normal massage strokes in terms of the benefits it confers. It is a deeply relaxing and re-vitalising treatment. A hot stones massage reduces stress and anxiety, and promotes restful sleep. It can assist with pain relief in conditions such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.