There really are very few people this treatment doesn’t benefit!
The short-term effect of heat on the body is fabulously therapeutic. The use of heated stones on an isolated area will pull blood to the tissue of that region. The result will be warm, flushed skin (hyperaemia). This allows the therapist to work even deeper on those impenetrable trigger points and tense muscles.
In contrast to heat, the short-term effects of cold temperature, is much more refreshing and invigorating. When chilled stones are applied the blood vessels will constrict. The numbing effect will reduce the discomfort that accompanies strains, sprains, fractures and reducing fluid build-up in body tissues.
The use of chilled stones, are also used to rehabilitate injuries and chronic muscle spasms. The chilled stones help a client’s return to normal activity.
Hot & Cold delivered correctly is unbeatable in its therapeutic properties. Using applied temperature can penetrate deeper and last longer than a typical massage and doesn’t have any of the pain or discomfort associated with deep tissue manipulation.
Basalt Stones for the heat: The therapy uses basalt pebbles for the treatment. The type of basalt is modified igneous rock that is formed by volcanic and sedimentary action.
Marble Stones for Cooling: The marble is specially made as it is rarely found in pebble form. Like basalt, marble has been on a long journey before it reaches our treatment room.
The stones I use are tumbled to create the beautifully smooth finish. Taking great care of the stones is important, just as we get tired at the end of the day, so do the stones at the end of a treatment! It is vital that the stones are recharged or energised in the sun on a regular basis so they do not lose their precious energy.
An intensely, relaxing full body massage that includes the face. Working prescriptively with hot and cool stones, an adventure with temperature is created that will soothe away any tension and promote a sense of harmony and well-being. This really is the ultimate pampering treat!Duration 70 or 90 minutes
If you spend too long at a computer this treatment is for you! Let the stones and the temperature melt away any aches or pains to leave you feeling totally relaxed and re-energised.Duration 30 minutes
A highly effective treatment that uses hot and cold temperature to speed up the body’s healing response and help reduce pain and inflammation of the joints and muscles. Good for joint problems and general aches and pain.Duration 30 minutes
Anna is available at the Island Wellness Spa in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight on 01983 766222
www.islandwellnessclubspa.co.uk for available treatments.
Alternatively contact Anna on 07889 092346 for London appointments.