Hot Stone Reflexology
What is Hot Stone Reflexology?
Heated stones have been incorporated into massage for centuries and their use originated in Egypt and China where they were believed to cleanse the body and relax the heart.
During a reflexology session hot basalt stones are used alongside traditional thumb walking and beeswax to warm and massage the lower legs and feet and work specific reflex points. The heat from the stones helps to penetrate the muscles resulting in a deeply relaxing treatment.
The effects are far reaching with the stones not only helping to release tension and calm the body's 'rest and digest' system but also to leave you feeling emotionally grounded and with a comfortable state of mind.
The hot stones at Hitchin Reflexology are basalt, which means that they were produced through volcanic action. These stones, which are washed up along the seashore and riverbeds, are incredibly smooth and have the ability to retain heat for longer due to their density.