Tropical Relaxation with Hot Lava Shell massage
by Lisa Young – Salon Director
Did you know ?
The warmth during massage using mediums such as Hot Lava Shells or Hot Basalt Stones creates a deeper relaxing and more a beneficial massage in a shorter treatment time.
Why is heat so beneficial with the massage ?
Heat can reduce pain associated with injuries and can assist in speeding up the healing process.
Some types of pain can be caused by over-exertion, which creates tension on the soft tissues and muscles. This in turn can restrict proper circulation resulting in pain signals being sent to the brain.
There are three ways that heat can help in the repair and recovery process:
Therapeutic heat massage dilates blood vessels in the muscles, which in turn increases blood flow. This means that much needed oxygen and nutrients flow easier around the body, helping to repair damaged tissues.
A rise in temperature stimulates sensory receptors found in the skin. This changes the pain signals to the brain so that the body is relieved of discomfort and becomes relaxed.
Release of Tension
Heat and cold make muscles contract in the cold and expand in heat. This means that when you apply heat to the body it creates a stretch on the muscle making the body more flexible, reducing stiffness and triggering the Analgesic Effect. So in effect, the body’s perception of pain is altered so that it doesn’t feel as much pain.
So how can you get relaxation and pain relief through your favourite spa or beauty treatment ?
Celebrities currently enjoy these benefits by having Hot Lava Shells massage, but if you haven’t heard of Hot Lava Shell massage, read on to see what it’s all about and what it can do for you.
Hot Lava Shell massage is a heated massage that uses Tiger-striped clam shells as a massage tool. The clams that are used have been harvested in the Philippines for hundreds of years for food.
The shells used to be thrown away but are now being recycled and used for Lava Shell massage. The treatment is unique because they use self-heating aromatherapy bags that contain ingredients such as algae, minerals and dried sea kelp. A natural activator liquid is then added, which creates a chemical reaction with the aromatherapy bag and heat is produced inside the shell. This not only creates heat but a deliciously relaxing aromatherapy filled atmosphere that promotes even more deeper relaxation.
So what happens in a Hot Lava Shell Massage ?
Hot Lava Shell Massage is the perfect treat because it combines an indulgent and pampering treatment with the warmth of the shells as well as deeply relaxing massage techniques. These self-heating hot lava shells that glide over the skin aid in the warming and relaxing of your muscles. The treatment is designed around a specific set of massage techniques that work on tension areas and pressure points to help ease stress and stiffness, delivering an intense and powerful massage treatment.
Hot Lava Shell massage is the most wonderful treatment because it creates a sense of balance to the entire body and mind.
During a full body massage with lava shells, self-heating shells are worked over the palms, arms, feet and legs in slow deep movements to warm the muscles and relieve stress and strain. The treatment is followed by an amazing and tranquil massage on the back, neck and shoulder area to ease away all the tension, knots and stress.
Therapeutic Use of the Lava Shells
The reason why the shells work so well is because of their shape.
The therapist can use different areas of the Hot Lava Shells in order to complement specific massage strokes.
- The knob on the back of the shell can be used to work away at tight knots.
- The smooth surface of the shell is ideal for applying gentle pressure to the calves and arms.
- You might feel the therapist using the narrow edge of the Lava Shell to work around tense shoulder blades or between your toes.
Hot Lava Shell massage is really enjoyable for anyone with tense muscles. The heat from the Lava Shells will gently relax and smooth away knots.
What are the benefits of having a Hot Lava Shell Massage ?
As a bonus the shells give off calcium ions when heated, which transfers to your skin during the massage. The benefit of this is that the calcium can help to firm and regenerate your skin.
Other benefits include:
- Relieving an over-active mind & headaches.
- Reduction of bloating and water retention.
- Treatment can boost poor circulation of blood & lymph.
- Provides a full body relaxation.
- It is fantastic as a completely indulgent treatment.
What is Hot Lava Shell massage especially good for ?
Hot Lava Shell massage is perfect for general relaxation, back aches and pains as well as headaches, or even just as a pampering treat.
Like the sound of a lava shell massage ? Try one of our indulgent treatments either a Hot Lava Shell Relax Back Massage (30 mins) or a Hot Lava Shell Relax Body Massage (60 mins) . Please take a look at our treatment page.
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