Facial Massage

A deep tissue oasis of comfort accompanied, by sensual sounds of choice like the oceanic volume of serenity. Relieving your skin and muscles while kneading out the kinks manipulating knots, stress and unwelcomed crowding amongst your bodily statue. Sounds like poetry in living form doesn’t it?

It’s in fact the reality of the many emotions felt during a massage, well the right one anyway. If you partner this experience with the addition of hot or cold stones, you’re sure to uplift your chi and truly focus your Zen. This process is called La Stone therapy which is the combining of hot or cold stones provided as an added fundamental of the massage.

If you have ever had a facial and/or a hot stone body massage then you have a general idea of what this facial will entail. The process literally feels like a face lift. Uprooting toxins as the strategically placed stones sooth and relax your facial muscles leaving you in complete and utter relaxation.(I’d say it’s one of the best things you can do to promote healthy skin).

Though the technique and general idea is very relative to that of a generalized Swedish hot stone massage, there are some key differentials that set this facial apart. For starters, the stones are of different structure. The stones that are typically used in the hot stone facial are called Hematite stones. These stones are smaller in size than Basalt Stones (used in hot stone body massages) and are therefore much better suited for moving along the face.

Another difference in the characteristics of the Hematite stone is that is super dense because it made of Iron. Although they are smaller than Basalt stones they hold heat remarkably well due to their makeup. Usually silver in color and sleek in texture, they become somewhat magnetic when they are heated.

When the facial commences the face is deeply cleansed and exfoliated leaving way for your skin to take to the treatment. A very thin layer of volcanic mud mask is then placed on your face as the masseur places the small Hematite rocks along your face. While this is a facial, a part of the process includes a some small stones being set between your toes along with one in each hand(these stones are larger). Is many cases, hot stones are also set under your neck and right under your kidneys. This is said to better balance your energy.

As if that isn’t relaxing enough, your masseuse begins to knead specific areas of your face, for instance, your nasal cavities and cheeks and of course above and beneath your eyes. Doing this is said to release tension and some have reported that it clears nasal congestion! The last of the techniques the masseur will use, (and to me the best part) is an application of face cream followed by the placing of a hot stone (placed first) and a cool stone (placed second) to aid the muscles enthused and calmed. This facial is amazingly soothing and your skin will assuredly thank you for it!

Matilda French regularly writes for TIR Massage Stone, the leading hot stone massage supplies provider. They carry products for hot stone massage such as massage rocks, as well as many other many other accessories for hot stone therapy.