Hot Stone Massage Therapy is a type of massage using specially heated volcanic lava stones, combined with Swedish-style massage movements.

Special smooth basalt stones are heated to a comfortably warm temperature prior to treatment. While the heat from the hot stones penetrates your body, you will be given a Swedish style massage with aromatherapy oils.

The theory is that the heat from the stones helps to increase your heart rate and helps to regulate blood flow. It also helps to rid the muscles of toxic waste products, which build up from stress and bad lifestyle habits. Stiff joints benefit from the penetrating heat, making this an excellent choice after exercise or any physical work.

Sometimes cold stones are used along with the warm, to further stimulate the circulation and to reduce inflammation.

Hot Stone massage makes you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you to let go of all the stress and tension that is held within your body.


Continuous heat therapy throughout the massage.
Deeper and quicker relaxation of muscles, helping to alleviate stress and tension more effectively.
The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with a regular massage.
The heat from the stones increases that relaxation response and increases healing through improved blood flow and circulation.
Enables the therapist to work more deeply and effectively with chronic pain conditions.

Those experiencing a hot stone massage may notice a healing improvement of the following symptoms:

  • Muscular aches, pains, sprains, and strains
  • Poor circulation
  • Rheumatic and arthritic conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • MS
  • Back pain
  • Stress, anxiety and tension
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

How long does a Hot Stone Massage session take?

Full Hot Stone Massage - the initial session will normally take approximately 1 hour, in order to allow for the consultation and treatment. Subsequent sessions will take 1hour.

Part Hot Stone Massage - the initial session will normally take approx 1hour, in order to allow for the consultation and treatment. Subsequent sessions will take 45 minutes.

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Massage Southampton

Back pain


Sports injuries

Strains and sprains


Neck and shoulder tension

Limited range of movement

Occupational problems

Stiff joints





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