Hot Stone Massage
Imagine the sensation of smooth, hot stones on your skin, either alone or combined with other therapies as a luxurious hot stone massage. Just imagining those hot stones on your body should start your relaxation; the reality of my hot stones therapy is infinitely more enjoyable.
The words ‘hot and ‘stones’ might conjure up tortuous ideas of walking across coal, but if hot stone massage is punishment, then name me guilty!
A totally luxurious experience. Let everyday aches and pains are a thing of the past with this body massage. A deeper massage using basalt stones, these volcanic stones work deeply into the muscle tissue to really soothe and melt away tension.
Your experience will start like many of my other relaxing treatments; lights are turned down,, with oils burning that have been discussed to treat with any problems you may have, or suffer from, In the background a soothing sound of watery noises that will help set the mental scene.
How hot stone massage works
The theory behind hot stone therapy is that heated stones (up to 55°F) can elicit the following benefits:
· physical healing
· mental calmness
· spiritual connection to the earth’s energy
· improved circulation
· soothing deep tissue therapy
Used with other massages, the stones deliver a wonderfully restorative experience. Have you experienced hot stones massage yet?
What is Hot Stone Massage Therapy?
Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each 1 ½ -hour hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. I will also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones which offers enhanced benefits.
The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing me access to your deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Benefits of Hot Stone
Provides relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions
§ Decreases pain and muscle spasms
§ Reduces chronic stress and tension
§ Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
§ Relieves pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles
One of the most common and best massages. is Swedish massage. Massage oil is applied to the skin and then various massage strokes are used. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle knots. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, among other health benefits; in fact, massage can help you maintain physical, mental and emotional well-being
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
A study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
Swedish Massage Techniques
Additional Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping and stretching. Before and during your Swedish massage session, communication is encouraged with me as your therapist so that your massage is customized to your specific needs.
Massage alone is wonderfully relaxing. Combine it with the benefits of essential oils and you’ll unlock benefits that transcend the combined power of the two. That’s aromatherapy massage; if you’ve never tried it you’re in for a treat…
Aromatherapy massage at Ilmio Beauty
Full body relaxation massage with aromatherapy oils includes your back, the front and back of your legs (including thighs), your feet, your arms and your chest. During an hour of indulgence, this treatment will totally relax you and help drive out tensions. It’s a perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life
What essential oils do we use?
The oils used in aromatherapy massage come from proven plant essences and are blended by myself in front of you from a range of aromatherapy essential oils. Depending on your requirements, I’ll recommend a particular combination of oils to suit your needs.
Each aromatherapy massage oil contains up to 5 different essential oils and carrier oils (the latter used to dilute the powerful essential oils so they won’t harm your skin). It’s this combination, and my aromatherapy massage techniques, which make your treatment so gently luxurious.
To heighten your relaxation, I also use oil burners during aromatherapy massages. As you inhale the oils’ aromas, a natural chemical message is sent to your brain to trigger delicious emotional responses such as these:
· Evoking positive memories
· Energising you
· Making you feel safe and secure
· Reminding you of times when you felt relaxed
They also smell gorgeous!
How essential oils work
When used during your aromatherapy body massage, essential oils work on two levels (absorption and inhalation) to deliver a skin conditioning massage that is pure indulgence. As well as being a fabulous luxury experience, your massage can also give relief from conditions such as the following:
Aches and pains
In fact, the power of therapeutic massage can be harnessed to help with a wide range of conditions. Please tell me if there is something special I can help with.
Your luxury treat is just a call away
Do you fancy an escape from work pressures or the trials of an exhausting family life? A special treat for you? Whether you enjoy aromatherapy massage alone or combine your treatment with other therapies such as an aromatherapy facial, Ilmio Beauty are synonymous with the relaxing aromatherapy massage in Pembrokeshire.
Your hour of luxury is just moments away.