Hot Stone massage is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones placed on points throughout the body.
Based on the principles of hydrotherapy, the combination of the embodied heat and coolness of the stones penetrate muscle tension at the deepest level, allowing the muscles to relax 4-5 times faster than a standard body massage with the effects lasting for up to 72 hours – calming the mind, warming the body and giving welcome relief from the effects of physical and mental stress.
The hot basalt stones can help to increase blood supply to the area, reduce muscle contraction and pain, promote relaxation and increase ease of movement, considerably speeding up the healing process and injury recovery time.
As well as relieving muscular tension, the therapeutic nature of the treatments enables them to address a wide range of conditions, specific issues or may be experienced as a whole body treatment. It is an excellent all round therapy and a luxurious treat , leaving you feeling stress-free and uplifted.
A thorough consultation is taken prior to treatments to ensure your needs are addressed.
To book a hot stone massage, please call us and we will pass your details onto your chosen therapist who will make the booking directly with you.
Elaine's Bespoke Hot Stone Treatments
We are excited to offer you a range of bespoke, Hot Stone Therapy Massage treatments that are solely designed and delivered by our senior and long serving reCentre therapist, Elaine Tomkins who has a wealth of experience under her fingertips. She is also Head of Massage Training for Neal's Yard Remedies and Rosalena's senior FaceFit therapist. Offered exclusively at our complementary therapy rooms, all treatments are designed and delivered by Elaine who hold numerous qualifications in this field and trained with the originator of LaStone Therapy (2005).
Booking times for Elaine's treatments are 60, 75, 90 and 120 minutes which vary in cost, starting from £125. Please call reception on 0208 672 4455 to book with Elaine who will then be able to guide your choice of treatment accordingly.
Aromatherapy and Hot Stone Massage
Bringing together 3 traditional therapies - massage, aromatherapy and thermal therapy to leave you blissfully rested and grounded. A deeply relaxing and luxurious treatment utilising a blend organic essential oils, tailor made at the time of your treatment, combined with the penetrating heat of the stones to alleviate stress, muscular tension, improve circulation, reduce congestion and create an extraordinary feeling of cocooned warmth, comfort and relaxation.
Recommended for: general aches and pains, insomnia, stress related conditions etc
Fire and Ice Stone Fusion
Combining massage with the use of hot basalt stones and chilled marble stones goes way beyond the physical experience of a typical massage. The application of thermotherapy using alternating hot basalt and cool marble stones provide deep, penetrating effects as the heat relaxes the muscles and expands the blood vessels allowing more blood to the area whilst the icy cold stones encourage the blood vessels to constrict, pushing blood away and so flushing out toxins and stimulating your nervous system. Cold also decreases inflammation and reduces pain and spasm.
Very effective for: an extraordinary sensory experience! Increased circulation, a reduction in muscular discomfort, relaxation and joint mobility
Heart Stone Energetic Therapy
Escape the pressures of daily living as the deep heat of the stones and the delicate aromas from selected essential oils help balance the mind and body. Whilst you comfortably lie on warmed stones, additional heated and chilled stones are placed on top of and around the body, bringing a profound sense of well being and peace which often lasts for days. The long lasting effects of the treatment help to reduce stress and anxiety, promoting restful sleep by inducing alpha and theta waves (very deep relaxation). A beautiful gift from nature and earth.
Suitable for: Physical and emotional trauma, anxiety related stress disorders, an inability to ‘switch off’. Sleep disorders, recovery from illness, post operative support, inner calm.
This deeply relaxing and nurturing ritual is suitable for all and created to help you reach a sense of deep peace and calm. Also suitable for people living with and recovering from cancers as the treatment does not incorporate traditional massage and can be given fully clothed.
Deep Tissue Hot Stone massage
The embodied heat of the stones penetrate muscle tension at the deepest level, allowing the muscles to relax 4-5 times faster than a standard body massage with the effects lasting for up to 72 hours – calming the mind, warming the body and giving welcome relief from the effects of physical and mental stress.
Excellent for: increasing blood supply to focused areas, reducing muscle contraction and pain, promoting relaxation and increasing ease of movement, considerably speeding up the healing process and injury recovery time.
Heavenly Hot Stone Foot Massage
A real treat for the feet and legs! Reflex points on the feet and lower legs are treated to the heat of the stones as they penetrate and assist in activating the energy channels of specific points. Other benefits include deep relaxation, improved function of the internal organs, improved elimination of waste from the body and the release of tension in the feet, lower legs and back. The effect of hot stone reflexology is also believed to last longer than a standard reflexology treatment.
Helpful for: lovers of foot massage! Tired, aching feet, swollen ankles, stress related conditions, relaxation.
Elaine has over 25 years of experience in the field of massage and offers a wide range of highly specialised treatments ranging from pre and post pregnancy massage, deep tissue muscular release therapy, myofascial and trigger point therapy, intra-oral massage for treating TMJ (tooth grinding/clenching) issues, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, specialised massage therapy for cancer, scar tissue therapy and range of beautiful facial treatments with the added luxury of hot and cold stones. She is also a qualified Aromatherapist and Rosalena's Senior FaceFit therapist.
Her treatments are always bespoke; tailor made for each and every individual with a unique set of skills and creative offering that makes her a very popular therapist and truly an expert in her field.
Elaine is our senior reCentre massage therapist and is currently Head of Massage training for Neal's Yard Remedies, developing and delivering a wide range of training courses in the UK and overseas. She is highly qualified and is committed to providing a first class service.
60 minutes Indian Head - £115
60 minutes Hot Stone - £125
60 minutes Massage / Aromatherapy - £120
90 minutes Massage / Aromatherapy - £175
90 minutes Hot Stone - £180