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Saltability® Himalayan salt stone massage: all you need to know

Hot stone massage is a very popular treatment among clients looking for a relaxing and calming experience. While traditional basalt stones are still widely used, Saltability Himalayan salt stone massage elevates the positive effects, as well as offering additional benefits.

Why are Himalayan salt stones so popular?

You may already be familiar with the benefits of Himalayan salt as it features regularly in food programmes. It’s becoming more and more popular as a sea salt substitute, and in interior design Himalayan salt lamps have become a fashionable choice.

But using Himalayan salt stones in a massage will provide you with the following:

  • Deep sense of relaxation
  • Exfoliated, the appearance of glowing skin
  • Soothed muscles and joints
  • Improved quality of sleep

As well as all of these benefits, Himalayan salt massages have also been shown to support a healthy respiratory system and sinuses whilst also having a positive impact on psychological issues such as anxiety and insomnia.

Why is the treatment different to traditional hot stones?Massage using saltability

One reason a Himalayan salt stone massage feels so rejuvenating is because the stones contain 84 natural minerals that generate positive health effects. They also produce negative ions, which are known to have uplifting effects on the mind and spirit, both for the client and the therapist using them. 

Traditional basalt hot stone massage and Himalayan salt massages provide different benefits to the client allowing you to extend your treatment menu. The Himalayan salt stones have been found to have a rejuvenating and uplifting effect both on your client’s skin and their mind. Basalt stones on the other hand provide particularly effective pain relief and other physical benefits. 

How do I care for the salt stones?

Another difference between the two materials is in how the stones are heated. Traditional basalt stones require a water heater to bring them to temperature; Himalayan salt stones on the other hand can be heated using a purpose made silicone heat mat which sits on an aesthetically pleasing bamboo tray which allows for a faster turnaround of the treatment room.

Himalayan salt stones need to be treated in a different way to basalt stones, cleansed correctly with a non-toxic disinfectant, the stones will not degrade and may used for years.

Discover the Saltability range and training at Ellisons

Saltability kit

By offering your clients the choice of a Himalayan salt or traditional hot stone massage, you will be ideally placed to fulfil a wider range of treatments.

At Ellisons, we stock a full Saltability hot stone massage kit containing everything you will need to perform this treatment, as well as an engaging multimedia course accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists and the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine that will teach you everything you need to know to be able to offer your clients high-quality salt stone massages and help you to maximise your earning potential.

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