The Yoake Hot stone massage represents a unique connection with nature, offering us its beauty and spirituality which we so often forget. This is a treatment that heals the body, mind and soul, bringing us into a state where we become aware of ourselves and our being. For some people it even brings about a metal state comparable to deep meditation. During this treatment, the client feels as if they are floating between being awake and sleeping.
The positive effects of warm stones have been known for thousands of years. In ancient traditions people used stones in ceremonies, diagnostics and medical treatments. Evidence of this massage method has been found around the world from Asia to South America and Africa and this tradition has been uncovered throughout the ages from as long ago as 2000 years in China to the Greek and Roman Empires through to modern times.
Basalt stones of volcanic origin containing high levels of iron and magnesium are used for hot stone massage. They are black or dark grey, and if high levels of iron minerals are present, they can have a greenish hue. These stones are found in dry river beds or in water and are smooth and flat after hundreds of years of fine abrasion. Volcanic basalt stones are used for this massage due to their high specific heat capacity, which allows them to absorb a lot of heat while at the same time release warmth very slowly.
Specially trained therapists perform the Hot Stone massage. After heating the stones, the therapist performs a long stroking movement with his warm hands and transfers the warmth to the client. When the stone reaches the appropriate temperature, the therapist performs a quick stroking movement which slows down as the stone cools.
At the Spa we use this holistic massage with smooth volcanic hot stones in alternation with cold marble stones to leave you recharged and full of energy and the same time totally calm and purified. A deeply soothing and sensorial treatment with important detoxifying, relaxing and draining effects.
Can be offered as a full body (120’) or as a back and neck massage (60’)
Unlike most other massages, hot stones can work in several areas at the same time. When placed on certain body parts, basalt stones transfer their heat to the desired area while the therapist treats another body part.
Hot Stone massage has an excellent drainage effect that helps with toxin removal. It is very helpful against stress and health issues such as: