East Side Massage and Spa

Hot stone massage

This therapy combines traditional therapeutic massage with application to the skin of stones at different temperatures, to facilitate the vital energy flow and relieve physical and emotional disorders.

To conduct geothermal therapy are required to be used stones hot and cold (approximately 50 ° C and 8 ° C). A total of 72 stones perfectly round polished and generally used; 54 of which are usually dark gray and volcanic-which allows them to retain the heat for more time- and the remaining 18 are white marble, although there are therapists who use quartz due to the magnetic properties attributed to this mineral.

Just start the session, the therapist will pre-massage with an essential oil that will allow the stones to glide more easily through the body.

Then begin therapy with hot stones, which rely on a number of specific points which usually are distributed in the head, back, hands, feet and thighs, and this will have some pressure (therapy static) while massaging us (Dynamic Therapy). At that time feel how the heat slowly off the stones relieves our muscles and also causes sweating.

After performing this process, finally proceed to the application of cold stones, whose main purpose is to balance our body temperature, while exerting a tonic.

The duration of the massage is about an hour, and after it is advisable to drink water to replenish the minerals that we have lost through sweat.

The price per session of a hot stone massage around 40 euros, though, as it is usually several sessions per month, many specialized centers offer discounts to customers if they purchase bonds of five or 10 sessions.

Recommendations on hot stone massage

A hot stone massage should only be performed by qualified specialists, usually physiotherapists’ often complementary studies, which are prepared for the use of the stones, and know both the energy points (chakras) as proper temperatures and position and adapting the stones to massage.

Another very important aspect is the sterilization of the stones, which must be properly sanitized to ensure the beneficial results of therapy.

If not done correctly geothermal therapy, and relaxation not achieve energy balance and we were looking for and may even burns to the skin if the person applying the stones do not know the proper temperature in each case. With all this, the result will be far from the expected positive effects of such therapy.

Conversely, if the therapy is done properly, will feel the benefits from the first session. In fact, it is usually several sessions a month to get bigger and better results.