Corallo Beauty Centre

Coral Bay - Cyprus

HOT STONE massage

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.

The hot stone massage, however, takes a lot of skill and sensitivity on the part of the therapist. Before you arrive, the massage therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in a bath of 120 to 150 degree water. The stories themselves are usually basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well, and have been smoothed by natural forces in the river or the sea.
You usually start face down, with the therapist working on your back. First the therapist warms up the body with traditional aromatherapy massage, then massages you while holding a heated stone. As the stones cool, the therapist replaces it with another.

Stones of various shapes and sizes are used, big ones on the big muscles, smaller ones on the smaller muscles. The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in of your body. The stones themselves have an energetic charge and need to be maintained by placing them in a spiral pattern, placing them in a full Moon periodically. If you like heat but not the stones, steamed towels is another way to get heat into a massage.

The hidden and benefits of hot stone of massages...

  • A hot stone massage combines thermotherapy with massage techniques to provide an effective healing therapy. The use of natural stones in conjunction with massage uses powerful earth energies to help the patient heal.
  • The heat of stones also has the benefit of geomagnetism from an earth source; which has a balancing and healing effect on our systems.
  • The localised placement of heat on a particular area increases circulation of fluids, can assist in alleviating organ and may even dissolve masses.
  • When placed along Meridian points, they can assist in removing energy blockages the that lead to the development of disease, illness and cancers.
  • The contrast of hot and cold temperatures forces the muscles to dilate and contract. This creates a pumping action for moving fresh fluids through muscle tissue and spaces in the joints. Combine in of this with deep tissue movements all other forms of massage creates a powerful detoxifying and invigorating treatment.
  • The benefits of hot stones massage include both medicinal and subtle energy benefits. They can be placed to treat organs or muscular tissue or placed for chakra balancing. Hot stones massage can also be used for other things such as lymphatic drainage and cleansing; decongestion of the liver by relaxing ducts; relaxes colon for better elimination; detoxifies blood with sweating much the same as the sauna; help with hydrating and flushing cells; improves circulation; relaxes muscles, soothes aches; relieves stress.

Hot Stone Massage 1 hour (full body)