March 4, 2015 • by Glen Ivy Contributor
Glen Ivy Hot Springs is renowned throughout the spa industry for the extensive training its massage therapists undergo before treating their guests. Nowhere is that more evident than in a service like the Sticks and Stones Massage, a meld of hot stone therapy and bamboo fusion massage, in which an expertly-trained therapist uses warm basalt stones and hand-carved birch wood sticks to release tension, stimulate tissue, and instill a deep sense of serenity and well-being. The service begins with warm stones, smoothed by natural forces, gliding over sore muscles while warming and relaxing tissue in preparation for more detailed bodywork. Once the muscles are warm, the therapist moves to satiny birch wood sticks of varying sizes, using them as an extension of the body, performing firm, consistent strokes, and rolling out knotted muscles like soft dough.
The Sticks and Stones Massage is ideal for individuals who crave massage pressure similar to deep tissue, but with the added benefit of warm stones and the firm, comforting touch of birch wood. The therapist’s ability to easily locate muscle tension is aided and enhanced by the solidity of the tool, allowing for firmer pressure than is possible with a thumb or forearm. The service also features the uplifting essence of PINO Lime Bamboo Oil, blended with the youth-preserving power of jojoba and coconut oils, to restore the suppleness of skin tone and revitalize the mind.
The combination created in this service is exceptionally healing…releasing tension, calming the nervous system, improving circulation, detoxifying the body, and boosting endorphins. Relax with a 50-minute massage, or melt into bliss with an 80-minute treatment, there is no way to go wrong with the Sticks and Stones Massage.
This article was contributed by Allyson Stecko; Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Employee.