HOT STONE MASSAGE

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What Is A Hot Stone Massage?

During a hot stone massage the therapist heats as many as 50 basalt stones of varying sizes to 120–140º F, rubs them over your oiled body, and rests them on top of and beneath you—on your stomach, in your palms, on your back. The stones’ warmth enhances the relaxing effects of the pressure. Some people believe the stones have healing, grounding qualities, which makes hot stone massage a more profound experience than your basic massage. The therapist will leave some of the smooth, heated massage stones in contact with your body and use others to massage you. Cold stones are sometimes incorporated, especially on the face, where they have a firming effect. Hot stone is a feel-good treatment found on most spa menus. Hot and cold stone temperatures have said to be like the ‘vascular gymnastics’ of the circulatory systems, the system that controls self-healing in the body.

Best Spas For Hot Stone Massage

Would you like to try Hot Stone Massage? Discover what it's all about at one of these hand-picked locations...

AGUA BATHHOUSE AND SPA AT SANDERSON

FITZROVIA, LONDON

A hedonist’s delight, agua Spa in London provides pampering and tranquillity to all who enter.

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ST. PANCRAS SPA

ST. PANCRAS, LONDON

The revitalisation of mind and body is as breathtaking as the restoration of the hotel.

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BIRMINGHAM MARRIOTT HOTEL

BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS

Centrally located 4-star hotel, renowned for responsive service and comfortable accommodation.

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Know Before You Go

The heat of the stones has an immediately relaxing effect, and the therapist will glide them along your back and limbs. They should never be uncomfortably hot or nudge a shoulder blade or the spine. If they do, speak up. You may be asked to lie down on the hot stones, which looks potentially uncomfortable, but isn’t (as long as they’ve been carefully arranged to make contact with soft tissue).

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Your guide to typical Hot Stone Massage prices, to help you decide which denomination of gift voucher to buy.

(average prices)

  • 60 min Hot Stone Massage £60
  • 90min Hot Stone Massage £90
  • Hot Stone Massage + Spa Day £150
 

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