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The Healing Tree Complementary Therapies
in Maidstone, Kent

Lava Shell Relax & Lava Shell Rescue. Lava Shell Relax Two shells

Lava Shell Relax - What Is It?

Lava Shell Relax is a heat therapy massage treatment using porcelain shells, together with LavaGel and Activator. Lava Shells are the world’s first eco-friendly and non-porous self-heating massage tool. The LavaGel sachets contain natural ingredients which are non-toxic and biodegradable (see below for details of ingredients).

The indulgent and truly pampering Lava Shell Relax Body Massage offers an idyllic treatment combining the warmth of the shells with deeply relaxing massage techniques to create a sense of balance to the entire body and mind. During the massage, the shells are worked over the palms, arms, feet and legs in slow deep moves to warm and de-stress, together with a wonderfully tranquil massage on the back, neck and shoulder area to help ease away your tension, knots and stress.

The result is an effective body massage to help you feel relaxed, yet invigorated.

Perfect for those who prefer deeper working of the muscles.

Choose a 60 or 90 minute treatment for an unforgettable and sublime experience.


Lava Shell Relax & Lava Shell Rescue. Molten lava shell

Molten Lava Stones - What Is It?

Hot stones is back on the menu - but with a twist!

Each perfectly moulded stone is crafted from a blend of black lava rock, real seashells and porcelain for a durable and hygienic massage tool. Unlike black basalt stones used in traditional stone massage, the smooth and shiny porcelain Molten Lava Stones retain their heat, allowing for a completely relaxing, seamless massage experience. What’s more, Molten Lava Stones are non-porous, meaning they won’t absorb bacteria, massage oils or dead skin cells like other traditional basalt stones.

As with Lava Shells, the heat from the stones penetrates the muscles, allowing for much deeper manipulation of the body and greater easing of tension and tightness held within your body.

This wonderful new treatment is the newest offering from Shared Beauty Secrets, the owners of the much loved Lava Shell massage treatments.


Who Can It Help?

The Lava Shell Relax and Molten Lava Stones Massage allow muscles to be worked deeper, making it perfect for those with tight muscles and for those who prefer a deeper massage.

The application of hot Lava Shells or Molten Lava Stones assists in the dilation of blood vessels, therefore increasing blood flow and bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients to areas of tension and assisting in the removal of waste products.

The massage can be used to treat a multitude of concerns, including easing aching muscles and joints and loosening tension and tightness in your limbs and torso. The application of heat to the body's muscles enables muscle relaxation and can aid pain relief. Also great for relaxation in both mind and body - helping you to feel calm and relaxed, yet refreshed and rejuvenated.

Physiological effects of warming the body's tissues:

  • Increases local metabolism - the amount of oxygen to the muscle is improved, helping remove dead cells and to increase the growth of new cells
  • Vasodilation - dilation of superficial blood vessels increases heart rate and the blood pressure will fall. Also causes erythema on the skin, improving skin colour and condition
  • Soothes and sedates sensory nerve endings - which can relieve pain
  • Increased flexibility of connective tissues - the range of movement of ligaments and tendons will improve
  • Stimulates sweat glands - resulting in elimination of toxins from the body


What to Expect During a Lava Shell Relax & Molten Lava Stone Session?

Both massages (Lava Shell Relax or Molten Lava Stone) use a gentle, yet penetrating, heat in conjunction with my hands to promote a feeling of relaxation and improve well-being.

The massage takes place on the massage couch and the shells or stones are heated by inserting a sachet containing a blend of food grade minerals, which is then activated with a saline solution (also containing lavender oil) causing an exothermic reaction. Each sachet contains magnesium, iron, sea kelp, marine algae, lava rock and lava gel.

A choice of nourishing massage oil or wax-based product is used and will be discussed prior to the start of the treatment. The massage oil/wax enables me to provide a free-flowing massage and work into areas of tension. Towels are carefully placed to ensure your modesty and keep you warm and comfortable throughout the treatment.

Lava Shell Relax and Lava Molten Stones treatments can be tailored to your needs for a truly therapeutic 60 or 90 minute session.


Lava Shell Relax & Lava Shell Rescue. Lava Shell Relax One Shell

Lava Shell Rescue - What Is It?

Lava Shell Rescue Massage is a combination of deep tissue massage using hot Lava Shells to relax muscles and cool Glacial Shells to reduce inflammation. The LavaGel sachets inserted into the shells contain natural ingredients which are non-toxic and biodegradable (see below for details of ingredients).

Applying a blend of deep tissue massage and trigger point work, combined with soothing massage strokes and the application of glacial shells, this is the perfect massage for muscular conditions. The specialised deep tissue massage techniques target trigger points in muscles which are responsible for tension and referred pain. Tight muscle tissue is due to the natural defence process of the body to prevent further muscle injury/damage taking place. Lava Shell Rescue is used to assist pain relief and reduce muscle spasm on overuse injuries. Alternating between hot and cold will cause the blood vessels to alternate between constriction and dilation. The end result will be a dramatic increase in circulation to the area being treated.

Your treatment will be tailored to suit your individual needs and leave you feeling invigorated, muscles will be relaxed and aches and pains will be significantly reduced.


Lava Shell Relax & Lava Shell Rescue. Lava Shell man

Who Can It Help?

The perfect treatment to help with inflammation caused by day-to-day stresses and strains or sports-related injuries.

The application of the Glacial Shell will conduct heat away from the superficial and deep tissues of the body, which will result in a reduction in body temperature. The immediate skin surface will reduce in temperature rapidly, but the deeper tissues will decrease slower and will continue to decrease even after the shell has been removed from the area being treated.

It is the ideal massage for treating fitness-related aches and pains, as the specialised deep tissue massage techniques target trigger points in muscles which are responsible for tension and referred pain.

Physiological effects of cooling the body's tissues are:

  • Decreases local metabolism - the amount of oxygen to the area is reduced, therefore any damaged cells will die
  • Vasoconstriction - reduction of blood flow will lessen internal bleeding which will reduce inflammation and swelling
  • Induces anaesthesia - reducing the pain within a muscle
  • Decreases muscle spasm - a decrease of nerve transmission enables the muscles to relax , thereby increasing flexibility and range of movement
  • Decreases the inflammatory response - reduces the effects of histamine
See Lava Shell Relax for physiological effects of warming the body's tissues.


What to Expect During a Lava Rescue Session?

Lava Shell Rescue combines heat from Lava Shells and manual manipulation of the muscles, together with the application of cool Glacial Shells, enabling a deeper massage to be performed.

The massage takes place on the massage couch and both Lava Shells and Glacial Shells are heated and chilled with a sachet containing a blend of food grade minerals inside.

The ingredients contained within the Hot Lava Shell sachet are magnesium, iron, sea kelp, marine algae, lava rock and lava gel. This is then activated with a saline solution (also containing lavender oil) causing an exothermic reaction. The ingredients contained within the Glacial Shell sachet are sea kelp, marine algae and lava gel. Added to this is the liquid activator, containing purified water.

A choice of nourishing massage oils or wax-based product is used and will be discussed prior to the start of your treatment. The massage oil/wax enables me to provide a free-flowing massage and work into areas of tension. Towels are carefully placed to ensure your modesty and keep you warm and comfortable throughout the treatment.

Lava Shell Rescue can be tailored to your needs for a truly therapeutic and beneficial 60 or 90 minute session.


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