In home Hot Stone Massage is a specialty treatment where your therapist will use smooth, heated stones or lava shells as an extension of their own hands or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat is deeply relaxing and helps to warm up tight muscles so you massage works more deeply, more quickly.
Before they arrive, your therapists cleans the stones . 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.
You usually start face down, with the therapist working on your back. First, the therapist warms up the body with traditional massage - then massages you while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another. The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes - big ones on the big muscles, smaller ones on smaller muscles.
The therapist 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 therapists believe that the stones themselves have an energetic charge and that needs to be maintained by placing them in a spiral pattern, placing them in a full moon periodically.
Be sure to speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense. And you can always ask them to stop using the stones if you don't like how it feels.
Hot Stone Massage is not appropriate if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or are on medication that thins your blood. You shouldn't get a Hot Stone Massage if you are pregnant or have a sunburn. You also may want to reconsider if you are menopausal, as it may trigger a hot flush.
Enjoying regular Return to Glory treatments in your home means you can relax and enjoy the benefits of your treatments for longer. All the equipment and products required for your Hot Stone Massage are supplied by your therapist.
Comfortable, convenient and cosy. There's really no place like home for a bit of you-time.
Our Return to Glory team of Home Mobile Massage London therapists are carefully selected for their qualifications, experience and professional manner in massage.
For Hot Stone Massage our therapists are qualified in massage, as a minimum to NVQ Level 3 or above.
All you need to do is to decide where in your home you would like your home massage treatment. We recommend a quiet, warm room. Your Return to Glory mobile massage therapist will arrive with their mobile massage bed (it’s a proper massage bed, it just happens to fold for travel) and everything needed for your home massage treatment, including the towels. If you prefer to use your own towels just tell us.
While your therapist is setting up you will be asked to fill out our massage contra-indication form. At the end of your home massage treatment your therapist will retire to let you get settled in your own robe, then quietly return to pack up and leave you to rest and enjoy the benefits of your treatment for the rest of the day or evening.
Drink plenty of water after your massage treatment and allow yourself time to rest.
Our aim is to provide you with the best massage services London has to offer, so please do tell us your thoughts.
If at any time during your home massage treatment you would like to extend your time please do ask your therapist. At the end feel free to put your next session in the diary with your therapist so you have another thing ticked off your list and your next appointment to look forward to.
"my massage was gr8 last night. I could not believe it that I slept through the night. thank u. chana"
Chana on Susana AR
"It was my first time with Return to Glory and I liked the sound of hot stone massage at home. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first. Leesher was absolutely amazing. She talked me through the treatment and my massage one of the best I ever had. I felt like being in 5* spa and the benefit of staying home after my treatment is just priceless. Really great experience and I would highly recommend Leesher – she is excellent therapist and lovely girl. Thank you."
Simona on Leesher S
"She was amazing!!! Really great masseuse."
Fiona on Denisha M
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