Lava / Thermal Shells or Stones
Lava Shell massage is a relatively new form of heated massage. It is a relaxing massage that uses heat, like hot stone massage. During a Lava Shell Massage, the therapist uses real shells from the Philippines to gently massage your body. The heat comes from inside the Lava Shells due to a mixture of a minerals and algae with salt water and essential oils. When they are combined inside the shell, it creates a chemical reaction that causes heat for one or two hours.
What you need to know about Lava Shell Massage:
Some spas are offering Lava Shell Massage instead of hot stone because the preparation and clean-up is much
easier. While it has the element of heat, it is not the same as a hot stome massage.
The therapist massages your body using heated clam shells, called Lava Shells. The Therapist hold the shell in the palm of
their hand while using light Swedish massage strokes. It's primarily a relaxing, soothing massage. If you want deeper
work, hot stone is a better choice.
The therapist inserts a packet of minerals and algae into the shell, then adds sea-water and plugs it up again. The
chemical interaction between the ingredients creates geat ubsude the shell that lasts one - two hours.
You should speak up if the shells are too warm, especially at the beginning. They cool the more they are used.
The Lava shells comes from real Tiger-Striped Clams, which are a traditional part of the Philippine diet. The shells used to be thrown away. Now they're being recycled into this new massage tool.
Thermal Shells are man-made ceramic shells. They were designed when nature took a toll destroying the clams shells during hurricanes.
This massage is relaxing to the mind and body. It melts stress away and soothes the nervous system. This technique also increases circulation and flushes toxins from the body, which aids in teh elimination of pain. Hot stones of different sizes and weights are placed on areas that commonly hold tension, such as the back, abdomen, and face. To help relax the body, the therapist uses the stones in flowing strokes and uses the stones to apply pressure on large muscle areas. it is used to help patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia, injuries, premenstrual syndrome discomfort, and sinus pain. This is also a great way to recuperate after a challenging workout.