Applying hot and cold can be used within a massage if it could benefit the treatment. It can help to treat sporting injuries and musculoskeletal pain.
Cold helps to reduce swelling, decrease inflammation and pain and can be used to treat acute injuries.
Heat can help to relax tight muscles and other connective soft tissues and is used to treat chronic or older conditions.
I use basalt massage stones which have the ability to conduct heat. The stones are used during the massage to warm and relax the muscles and the body. They can be used within a treatment to relax tight muscles specifically or as a treatment on their own. The stones are used held within the hands and used either within long stokes or to work a specific area. They are not left on the skin at anytime, but can be used over towels to keep an area warm.
“If you're after pain management, and a path to resolving problems I recommend Tanya. She made it easy and convenient for me to have my massages and was flexible during the sessions which comforted me as they occurred during my son's nap time." - Christine, Milton Keynes
"Thank You so much Tanya for my amazing hot stone massage! You've made all my aches & pains disappear! I would highly recommend this relaxing treatment!" - Louise, Turvey