Hot Stone Reflexology
The ancient healing art of stone therapy using various massage techniques and warm stones relaxes the body at its deepest level and is effective in creating harmony and balance. The subtle energies of stones introduced into a treatment calm the senses, relax muscle tension and promote a meditative state.
Historically stones have been used in ceremonies and treatments that are as old as the Incas, the Shang Dynasty in China around 1500BC and ancient Egyptians.
Native Americans used hot stones to place on the abdomen to ease menstrual pain.
The Japanese use hot stones on the abdomen to aid digestion.
TCM believe heat can aid well being and conception.
In Russia there is a tradition of lining the bath with basalt stones.
The heat from the stones penetrates to a deeper level and may reach up to 7 - 8cms into the superficial layer of muscle; bringing about physiological changes as well as influencing the body's internat energy flow (Chi); therefore bringing a balance to both body and mind.
Reflexology and massage of the legs is a perfect way to nurture our bodies and ourselves. Incorporating stones into a treatment can enhance the power of this contact.