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Hot Stone Massage

A 2,000-year tradition

Whoever put hot stones together with massage is a genius. And that genius dates back more than 2,000 years to China. Other cultures through the Americas, India and Europe also used hot stones as part of their ancient healing practices.

Hot stone massages use smooth, flat, rounded stones usually carved from basalt. Basalt is a type of volcanic rock that holds heat. The stones are placed into a heater, covered with water and then warmed to the correct, safe temperature.

Because we all have different sensitivities to heat, your therapist will test the heat of the stone to ensure you are comfortable.

The therapist uses the heated stones as an extension of their hands to massage the body. The shape and design of the stone allow the therapist to work deeply into your muscles if you prefer a massage with firmer pressure.

The heat from the stones can promote a deeper state of relaxation and warm particularly tight muscles. This is a wonderful, warming treatment all year round.

Hot Stone Massage at Nautilus Beauty and Spa - Holistic Therapy Centre on Marino Mart

Deep muscle relaxation

Hot stone massage is about more than placing stones in a straight line on a person’s back during a treatment. Although stone placement does have a therapeutic purpose, more on that shortly.

The heat from the stones can promote deep muscle and tissue relaxation, improve circulation, and reduce stress or anxiety. It aids in relieving back pain and general muscle tightness and tension.

When the stones are placed along your back, not only does this allow the heat to penetrate your muscles and joints, the weight of the stones creates a very relaxing and grounding feeling.

What our customers say

"Had the nicest pregnancy massage with Karen today. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend to other pregnant ladies?!"

Cathy C.

"My first massage with Karen and it was wonderful. I could feel the care and immense attention during the massage. It was the perfect mixture of relaxation and working out stress knots in the my back As always with Nautilus it’s a haven and safe space and extremely relaxing ."

Helen B.

"Spoiled went in full of pain came out like a new woman. Felt like heaven even the hard part was worth it for the relief. Thank you so much. Mary"

Mary B.

"It couldn't have been better. I feel so relaxed. Every time I go for a massage it gets better. The temp of room, music, smell, everything was spot on. So easy to book with loads of choice. Karen is an angel. Thanks Jenny for having such a gem and retreat. I'd be lost without you xo"

Deirdre M.

Jenny made me feel at ease from the moment I arrived. The space is beautifully appointed and smells heavenly!! I had a 30 minute massage and a facial which after a bout of bad health felt so healing and rejuvenating!! I felt cared for throughout and will undoubtedly be back!! If you are feeling low I highly recommend a visit!!

Clare M.

The nicest massage I’ve ever gotten. Karen was so lovely and Jenny has created such a lovely and relaxing environment in the space.

Gillian E.

A wonderful experience, Jenny took time to explain and answer any questions I had about the treatment, a very relaxing and calming head massage!

Ciara M.

Superb massage. Wonderful customer service. Time and money well spent. Can’t rate the experience highly enough. Will definitely book again and be delighted to recommend. I have very high standards which were all met in a calm, restful and most professional manner. Very impressed. Already looking forward to my next visit.

Corriena B.

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Nautilus Beauty and Spa IAIM Baby Massage certification
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Jenny Faison - Nautilus Beauty and Spa - Finalist Irish Hair and Beauty Awards 2018

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