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Top 10 Hot Stone Massage venues

  1. The V Hotel SpaThe V Hotel Spa

    The V Hotel Spa

    630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
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    (1)
    V Hotel Spa offers the most luxurious massages, facials and body treatments. Choose from a fabulous range of spa packages, facials and body treatments.
  2. Buppha Thai MassageBuppha Thai Massage

    Buppha Thai Massage

    105 Douglas Parade, Williamstown 3016
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    (56)
    Buppha Thai Massage offers affordable authentic Thai massage, incorporating the use of hands, legs and knees to treat sore muscles to aid relaxation.
  3. SansiriSansiri

    Sansiri

    83 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 3207
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    (56)
    Sansiri Thai massage and spa is a gorgeous slice of Thailand nestled in Port Melbourne. Say goodbye to aches and pains with their range of massage services.
  4. Elwood Thai MassageElwood Thai Massage

    Elwood Thai Massage

    77 Glen Huntly Road, Elwood 3184
    Rating:
    (44)
    Escape your stresses, aches and pains with Elwood Thai Massage. Their fully trained therapists specialise in traditional northern Thai techniques.
  5. Moxapy Beauty & WellnessMoxapy Beauty & Wellness

    Moxapy Beauty & Wellness

    360 Victoria St, North Melbourne 3051
    Treat your sore tired muscles at Moxapy Beauty and Wellness. Book in a relaxing hot stone massage, Moxibustion, or try Ultherapy skin tightening.
  6. Enlighten MassageEnlighten Massage

    Enlighten Massage

    Shop 21 / 734 Rode Road, Stafford Heights 4053
    Rating:
    (5)
    Enlighten Massage is a modern massage spa specialising in remedial massage, and rehabilitating acute and chronic pain through releasing soft tissue.
  7. The Queen Beauty and MassageThe Queen Beauty and Massage

    The Queen Beauty and Massage

    Suite 3.01 365 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
    Rating:
    (7)
    Experience the ultimate relaxation with The Queen Beauty and Massage. Services include massage, eyelash extensions and facials to cater to all skin concerns.
  8. Centre of WellbeingCentre of Wellbeing

    Centre of Wellbeing

    77 Anne Road, Knoxfield 3180
    Rating:
    (3)
    Treat your aches and pains with the Centre of Wellbeing. Specialising in chiropractic, remedial and sports massage and general massage and counselling.
  9. Red Lotus Massage - CheltenhamRed Lotus Massage - Cheltenham

    Red Lotus Massage - Cheltenham

    2 / 250 Charman Road, Cheltenham 3192
    Rating:
    (4)
    Red Lotus Massage – Cheltenham are highly skilled in massage services. Choose from traditional Siam massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation and Hot Stone Massage.
  10. Ocean Day SpaOcean Day Spa

    Ocean Day Spa

    22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia, Surfers Paradise 4217
    Ocean Day Spa offers uniquely luxurious treatments including a range of massages, indulgent facials, manicure and pedicure, and body treatments.

Hot Stone Massage

When it comes to alternative therapies Massage is probably the best known and most trusted. This hands-on form of healing dates back many thousands of years and can be found in just about every culture.

There are several different types of massage, ranging from Swedish and Relaxation Massage to Remedial, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Lymphatic Drainage and Reflexology. Every culture has had its own speciality, such as Lomi Lomi Massage in Hawaii.

Origins of Hot Stone Massage

One form of massage that is becoming increasingly popular again now is Hot Stone Massage. It's not unusual to combine massage with thermotherapy (heat) and the hot stones are one way of doing this. It's likely the origins of hot stone massage came from the Chinese and Native Americans. However, hot stones are also used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Some say it was the Arabic people of the Middle East who first used hot stones for therapeutic purposes and who passed on the technique to the Chinese.

Healing and Relaxing

These days the hot stones are used not only for their healing benefits but also for relaxation. Traditionally, the stones were used by Native Americans to relieve cramps in the lower abdomen. In Hawaii, the stones were wrapped in therapeutic leaves and used to soothe sore muscles.

Interestingly, it was in the US that this form of massage was re-discovered in the early 1990s. Today it is sometimes referred to as Hot Rocks Massage and is available in most good spas and massage centres.

The stones come in all shapes and sizes and are usually volcanic in origin, containing basalt, ferromagnesian and other rich minerals known to be thermostatically conductive. Different therapists have their own techniques but generally, the stones will be placed on key areas, such as chakras or pressure points.

Magical Thermotherapy

They may also be applied to problem areas, such as sore muscles in the lower back. Some therapists believe that one stroke with a hot rock offers the benefits of 10 regular massage strokes.

This is how it works. These special stones can absorb, retain and release heat - that's the Thermotherapy bit. So when you place them on the body the heat will deeply penetrate the muscle. This serves several purposes.

The heat will relax the muscles quicker, enabling the therapist to get deeper into the problem areas. It will also boost the circulation and draw blood to the surface.

Take Your Time

If you're worried about tolerating the heat, don't be. Your therapist will find the right temperature for you and will most likely place a towel between the rocks and your skin. Hot Stone Massage really is a treatment you want to make time for, ideally 60-90 minutes.

There are so many benefits to this therapy. It not only speeds up recovery from muscle pain and injury but will also accelerate general healing and rehabilitation. By detoxifying your system and boosting blood and lymph circulation, it will also strengthen your immune system.

Most of all hot stone massage will induce the deepest feelings of relaxation. Yes, most forms of massage therapy are relaxing but we're talking uber chillaxing here. Tension and pain will melt away and you'll enjoy the best night's sleep ever.

Encouraging Research

Studies have found that massage is a great alternative to sleeping pills for adults who suffer from insomnia. A back massage seems to be the most effective. Not only does massage help you fall asleep quicker, but it induces a more restorative sleep so that you wake feeling more alert and active.

Hot stone massage may also help with autoimmune diseases such as fibromyalgia. At the very least it will relieve the chronic pain associated with this condition. No surprise then that it's also great for treating arthritis.

Here's where it gets really interesting. Hot stone massage is believed to help decrease cancer symptoms. In a far-reaching three-year study, cancer patients who received massage reported less pain, stress, nausea, anxiety and depression.