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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

Beautiful space, friendly and professional staff. Floated away. Highly recommend the massage facial combo.

Ciara S.

Had an amazing experience in the new Drumcondra premises with every attention to Covid 19 regulations so felt very safe. My therapist was Jenny Fitzpatrick and I can't remember ever feeling so relaxed after a treatment. Have already booked my next one.

Anne D.

Niamh was wonderful and pleasant and hygiene standards were impeccable which is very re-assuring

Anne D.

Had a beautiful indian head massage and fabulous facial with Karen. It was my first time here. Was met by Karen and made so welcome. Everything was so well organized. Would highly recommend and I will definitely be back. Thanks Karen

Tina D.

I went to Jenny Fitzpatrick for a deep tissue massage and found her amazing. I feel really loosened up after it and she gave really good practical advice afterwards. She’s lovely and I felt very comfortable. They also have done a really good job on adhering to COVID-19 safety measures - I felt totally safe the whole time. Looking forward to another visit!

Joanne C

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