Hot stone massage
Hot stone massage has a number of reported therapeutic benefits, The stones are heated up to produce a sedative effect to calm nerves and balance both your body and mind.
When doing hot stone massage we’re using an iron-rich type of rock that’s called basalt. It emerges in hot water for a certain amount of time and with its special properties, it is able to retain the heat for a significant period of time.
Before you arrive, Nicola sanitizes the stones and heats them in a bath of 120 to 130-degree water. The stones themselves are usually basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well, and have been smoothed by natural forces in the river or sea.