Hot Stone Massages comes to Helperby!

Acupuncture, Acupressure, Facial Revitalization, Fertility Support, Swedish massage......

All have been available on the doorstep in Helperby since 2006

Now Hot Stone Massage has been added to the list – it uses soothing oils, warm basalt and sometimes cold marble stones to relax your muscles, allowing for a deeper and more intense all-over massage - Do not underestimate the feel-good factor of a hot stone massage. Hot stone massage will make you feel nurtured, pampered and special!

The theory behind hot stone massage is that the direct, penetrating heat given off by the polished stones relaxes muscles, allowing me to access deeper muscle layers for a more thorough massage.

Patients with serious muscle injuries should ask their doctors before getting a hot stone

massage, as it might aggravate the existing injury. Cool stones, in fact, might be employed to reduce muscle inflammation.

All Patients will be asked to read and sign a health questionnaire about any illnesses or medical conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure (high or low), arthritis, heart conditions, and treatment may be amended accordingly.



Though considered a newer technique, hot stone massage is actually an ancient art that's enjoying a renaissance. The technique dates back to 1500 B.C., when it was employed by Europeans and native North Americans

It is generally accepted that alternating treatments of warmth and cold are beneficial, and help to soothe an aching body. What we often need to do is combine both hot and cold. There's a method behind the apparent madness of leaping from a toasty sauna into an icy pool: hot stone therapy uses the same principle. Heat expands the blood vessels, cold constricts them.

The combination of relaxing warmth and refreshing coolness is thought to encourage the body to detox and heal, increasing lymph flow and helping to flush out waste. With the addition of heat, your body becomes relaxed in a much shorter space of time.

Hot stone massage is believed to:

  • boost your circulation
  • release stored tension
  • recharge your energy levels
  • relax you.

As with all spa therapies, though, never underestimate the feel-good factor. Hot stone massage will make you feel nurtured, pampered and special.

You will probably feel deeply relaxed, blissed-out and meditative after your massage

Stress relief

It is well known that stress is one of the main causes for health problems. While stress itself cannot be avoided, there are ways to tackle it. One of the most effective ways is a hot stone massage which only relaxes the body, but also the mind, helping you get rid of muscle tension.

Better sleep

In today's busy lifestyle, working late is a given. But getting enough sleep is also important for good health. Sometimes, even after getting to bed, sleep can be evasive for busy people. A hot stone massage is an excellent way to recover from fatigue and insomnia.


Hot stone massage is a warming treatment. It promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement and movement of smooth, water-heated basalt stones at key points on the body.


Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. It also recharges energy levels. The heat from the smooth therapeutic stones penetrate deep into the muscle, which then gives us therapist access to deeper muscle layers.


The basalt stones (stones that are known for their energy properties and retained heat) are water heated at a temperature ranging from 120 – 130 degree Fahrenheit, however a trained therapist will acclimate your body to the temperature before leaving stones on your body.