Hot stone massage
Let your muscles warm and relax with a wonderful hot stone massage. Heated cobalt stones are placed on energy points on the body after which you can enjoy a tailored massage. Our hot stone massage in Leiden is pure indulgence for the body!
Step 1: Click on 'Book now' at the bottom right of your screen.
Step 2: select your location (Leiden or Oegstgeest).
Step 3: select the duration and desired massage.
Step 4: select the date and time for your massage.
Step 5: fill in your details and indicate whether you want to pay on site or online.
Step 6: scroll down, agree to the booking conditions and click 'confirm appointment'.
Step 7: your booking is final after you receive confirmation via e-mail.
Massaging with hot stones
The therapeutic effect of hot stones has been known for thousands of years. In Asia and India, heated stones were the forerunners of acupuncture. The Greeks and Romans also used stones to massage each other to get rid of muscle pain and other ailments. In a ´modern´ hot stone massage, flat, warm cobalt stones are placed on specific points of the body. For example, on the back, feet and hands. The temperature of the stones is around 45 degrees. This may seem a bit on the hot side, but you will see that this is a very pleasant temperature. Basalt stones can also be used for the massage. These are volcanic in origin and can retain and release heat well.
To make the stones glide well over the skin, we first massage the skin with oil. Are the stones in place? Then we slowly massage them over the body using circular strokes. Thanks to the heat of the stones, a hot stone massage works more deeply on the muscle tissue than a regular massage.
After a hot stone massage, you will feel recharged and your body will be back in balance
The effects of hot stone massage
A hot stone massage has a relaxing and healing effect. The heat from the stones penetrates deep into the muscles and joints. This loosens and relaxes your muscles. The warmth combined with the strokes also stimulates circulation, helping to get rid of waste products in the body. The most important hot stone massage benefits at a glance:
- Better circulation
- Smoother muscles
- Reduces tension and stress
- Calms the mind
Finally, a hot stone massage is very effective against back pain, headaches and digestive problems. After the massage, you will feel recharged and your body will be back in balance. The hot stone massage is the ideal way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Can anyone book a hot stone massage?
In some cases, the massage form is not recommended. For instance, we do not give hot stone massage to people with open wounds, fever, varicose veins or high blood pressure. We will also not give this massage on very hot days (above 25 degrees). This is because if the temperature is too high, your body cannot cool down enough. In the above cases, we examine whether another form of massage is possible. For instance a fine relaxation massage (without stones) or the Thai- Shiatsu massage.