We provide highly skilled and experienced massage therapists based in Marylebone, London.
Charterhouse Clinic is easy to get to, with access from Baker Street, Edgware Road and Marylebone Tube Stations.
Hot stone massage combines the benefits of Hydrotherapy and ‘Thermalism’ or ‘Thermotherapy’ (the use of heat applications) with massage strokes, using stones to create a deep, relaxing and healing treatment.
As the skin warms from the use of the heated stones this allows the skin to absorb moisturizing and therapeutic oils, while at the same time preparing the musculature of the body so the therapist can work into the deeper muscle layers.
It is generally accepted that one stroke of a heated basalt stone is equivalent to
5 strokes of the therapists hand.
Benefits of thermotherapy include:
Increased local circulation
Improved blood flow to surrounding tissues
Greater ability to transport toxins and waste products from the area.
Increase in heart rate
Increase in metabolism
Increase in the release of toxins
Decrease in blood pressure, stress, fatigue, and tension
Boost to the immune system
Decrease in pain perception (analgesia)
Decrease in muscle spasm
Decrease in muscle stiffness