Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where we use smooth, heated stones as an extension of our own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so we can work more deeply, more quickly.

Before you arrive, we sanitize the stones and heat them in bath of 120 to 150 degree water. The stones themselves are New Zealand natural stone and basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well, and have been smoothed by natural forces in the river or sea.

You usually start face down, with the practitioner working on your back. First, the practitioner warms up the body with a traditional massage, then massages you while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the practitioner replaces it with another. We use many stones of various shapes and sizes; big ones on the big muscles, smaller ones on smaller muscles.

We might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body. Many practitioners believe that the stones themselves have an energetic charge.

Be sure to speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense. And you can always ask us to stop using the stones if you don't like how it feels.

Each hot stone massage session usually takes about an hour. Bookings are required as spaces are limited.

For bookings and any enquiries please
phone Michael on NZ 027 604 2761 or fill out the form below.

Where: King Lion Hall
12 King Street
Upper Hutt
When: 11th January 2020
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: Donation/Koha
        (minimum $25 please)

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