Everyone should enjoy the benefits and feeling of relaxation from a hot stone massage at least once in their life. Once you’ve been treated to this day spa experience, you’ll want to enjoy it again and again. With plenty of benefits for your body and mind, why not try a hot stone massage from RedBalloon today.
Looking for a gift idea that will treatment them to some well deserved R&R time? Then a hot stone massage experience is the way to go. Whether it is for your mum on Mother’s Day, your wife on your anniversary, your best friend for her birthday or anything in between, a hot stone package shows you’ve put a lot of thought into their gift to give an experience that is extraordinary.
What is a hot stone massage?
A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy used at day spa and wellness facilities. The hot stone treatment is usually applied to key pressure points on the body to enhance reduced stress and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues. The benefits of this massage include relieving muscle tension and pain, reducing anxiety and stress, enhancing sleep, improving your mental health and can even give your immune system a boost. Hot stone massages can use volcanic rock, basalt, or other types of rocks across multiple treatments such as a full body massage, neck and shoulder treatment and can even be used alongside a deep tissue massage.
Does a hot stone massage hurt?
At RedBalloon, we want to ensure our customers have an enjoyable experience that doesn’t inflict any pain which is why we work with reputable day spa facilities to ensure the highest of standards. Hot stones can hurt if they are too hot, which is why it is important to let your massage therapists know straight away if it is causing any burning or pain so they can adjust accordingly. Although massages serve different purposes, whether it is a remedial, deep tissue or Swedish massage that has incorporated the use of hot stones, at no point should it hurt or cause extreme pain. Ensure you let your therapist know throughout the experience how the pressure or heat is.
How is a hot stone massage done?
For this type of treatment, stones are heated and placed on specific pressure points on the body, particularly on the back, neck, shoulders, face, hands, feet and stomach. This massage involves river rocks or basalt stones being immersed in hot water to heat them up and can be used in combination to regular massage techniques, which can sometimes include essential oils. Some therapists may also choose to use the stones in their hands as they conduct the massage to help get deeper into the muscles without applying more pressure.
Is a hot stone massage better than a regular massage?
There are plenty of different types of massages that all serve different purposes and needs. Hot stone massages are beneficial and better at relieving muscle tension, aches and pains, and help the body with circulation and detoxification. However if you’re simply after an experience that will relax the whole body then this can be accomplished with a Swedish massage. It is important you find an experience that will be beneficial in addressing your needs so make sure you do research around which is the best massage therapy for you.
How much does hot stone massage cost?
At RedBalloon, you’ll find amazing hot stone massage deals, with experiences starting at $100 for a back, neck and shoulder hot stone massage. These range up to $275 for the ultimate experience which includes enjoying a blissful 2 hour spa package including a 90 minute hot stone massage, foot treatment and relaxing bath whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Snowy Mountains.
Best hot stone massage packages
- Hot stone massage and customised facial: lose yourself on heated massage tables as your hot stone back, neck and shoulder treatment begins. The gentle heat of the stones boosts circulation, relaxes muscles and gives the skin a glow. If that wasn’t enough, also included is a facial around your skin type to produce optimal results.
- Swedish hot stone massage: experience the restorative magic of a hot stone massage combined with a white tea and aloe blend. This full body Swedish-style massage slowly warms muscles to allow a deeper treatment without the pain. Benefit from tension relief, increased flexibility in joints, improved circulation and more.
- Hot stone massage and bath in the Snowy Mountains: relax with this blissful 2 hour spa package. You will be treated to a private bath before a 90 minute hot stone massage. Feel your tensions melt away as you lie back and relax under the healing warmth of the hot stones. Reawaken with a foot treatment as the finishing touch to this indulgent package.
You’ll find a wide range of hot stone massages on offer at RedBalloon in locations all over Australia from Sydney and Brisbane, to McLaren Vale and Perth. It is the perfect experience if your mind, body and soul is in need of some healing. Or if you’re looking for gift ideas for someone special or an upcoming occasion such as a birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day, an anniversary or another milestone, why not give a hot stone massage package. If you’re still stuck for ideas, you can also gift a RedBalloon gift voucher and let them pick the best hot stone massage or day spa package for them. They will love having the gift of choice, especially when they have options like a hot stone massage and bath combo, wellness facial and hot stone massage package and more.