What exactly is the treatment?
It’s a 50-minute full body massage using hot stones. During a consultation we ascertain what the client is looking for in the treatment – whether they want to feel uplifted or relaxed, as this affects the products we use. We start working on the back of the body by applying a honey gel from the toes upwards in a sweeping motion. We then start using the stones within the massage over the legs, back and arms, before moving onto the front of the body. We finish the treatment by refreshing the body with damp mitts, and as the gel is a three phase gel, when it is combined with water it turns into an emulsion that we then work into the skin to act as a moisturiser.
Where does it come from?
It is a Clarins treatment that they brought out this year. The stones themselves are particularly special – they are slate and marble and come in different shapes to have different effects. There are four pearl drop stones – the point areas can be used to work into the muscles more effectively. There is also a heart shaped stone that is applied to chakra points, diamond stones used to work on the back, and a round stone used on the tummy and on chakra points again. There are also two honey gels to choose from – one which is relaxing and the other, uplifting.
What is it supposed to do?
It’s a very relaxing treatment and is particularly good for aches and pains. It’s warming and good for dry and dehydrated skin.
Is there anything you recommend clients do pre or post-treatment to get the most out of it?
Take some time to use our heat and ice facility beforehand to help you unwind, then afterwards avoid heavy exercise, spicy foods, and alcohol, and drink lots of water.
Is there anyone you particularly recommend the treatment for?
It’s particularly good for anyone who has a busy lifestyle – working hard, maybe sitting at a desk for long hours. It is also very good for muscular aches and pains, so if you are very sporty then it is a good way to ease tension.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t have this treatment and why?
If you have sunburn, broken bones, and anyone being treated for cancer, or who is pregnant, should avoid this treatment. If there is anything else you are concerned about it is best to speak to us before booking and we can see if it is possible to tailor it to your needs!
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