"You can liken the effect of the rocks on the body to putting butter in the microwave before cutting into it. You simply are able to access those deeper muscles of the body in a more gentle way."

Hot rock massage is gentle and very relaxing

This massage begins with special rocks, (that were sourced from our Golden Bay area - a marble / quartz composite) they are then heated and placed carefully on top of the towel along your back.

The gentle heat of the rocks seeps through your warm towels loosening and softening away any tension and stiffness held in the back. While this is happening we will be massaging your legs and feet. Long soothing strokes will improve blood flow, lymph flow and circulation.

Gentle pressure will be applied to specific areas of the feet which in turn send messages to the brain opening up energy flow to different organs of the body.

Once the legs and feet are finished they are covered over. The hot rocks are removed the back, the shoulders and arms are exposed for massage. Aromatherapy oils stimulate blood flow, lymph flow and improve upper body circulation.

As soon as the rocks are of a suitable temperature they placed inside the palms of our hands and we continue to use them directly on the body cupped inside our palms.

This massage is soothing & deep with the benefit of not physically pushing you around the table.

You can liken the effect of the rocks on the body to putting butter in the microwave before cutting into it.  You simply are able to access those deeper muscles of the body in a more gentle way. 

Hot rocks also have an extremely grounding effect so are very suitable to use when you may be feeling upset, emotional – or indecisive.  It is a very nurturing experience. The magic of these local rocks will certainly bring you back to your centre.

Cost: $80 per hour

Hot Rocks Massage needs to be booked in advance of arriving as the rocks take 45 minutes to bring up to temperature.