Basalt stones used in Hot Stone massage are mineral rich and highly effective at retaining heat and therefore ideal for the therapist to use during the massage utilising the warmth to deeply penetrate the muscle tissue to relax and soothe. Combined with the relaxation of Indian Head massage techniques of scalp muscle work, circulation work to the hair follicles and marma points on the forehead will leave you floating.
Sanity starts your massage face down working the stones over your back using a soy and wheatgerm oil, warming the back muscles, using the stones to tuck, knead and soothe over the back providing a lovely warmth, before placing a towel over your back, repositioning the stones (stones should never make direct contact to the skin unless in a massage movement) and another towel to envelope your back with warmth while moving to the back of the head and starting the muscle relaxation of the back of the head and neck. Once headwork has finished the back of your legs focussing on the calves and hamstrings will be worked with the stones, checking for tightness along the side of your legs to fully release off tension.
You will be asked to turn onto your back and a lavender scented silk pillow will be placed over your eyes so you can totally relax while your quad muscles, shins and feet are worked. Lastly moving to the shoulders and neck using trigger stones to get into any knots and tension within the neck and trapezium areas, and moving stones down the upper arms to target and soothe off the biceps and triceps. This Indulgence treatment ends with the second half of the Indian Head, working with Camelia oil which is moisturising for the face and a lighter oil that won’t feel sticky working up to the top of the scalp, behind the ears and mama point work on the forehead. This is ultimate in relaxation, make sure you don’t have a busy day after.
Indulgence Hot Stone and Indian Head Massage – £50
*As with any treatment a consultation questionnaire will need to be completed before an appointment can be made, any contra-indications to treatment can prevent treatment from being delivered this is for your best interest and Sanity to ensure your individual needs are met. Any Contra-indication that your GP can provide a letter to state treatment can take place is very welcome.