A Lava Shell Massage uses heat, like a hot stone massage and is incredibly relaxing. Real shells from the Philippines are used to gently massage the body. The shells come from real Tiger-striped Clams, which are a part of the Philippine diet. The shells used to be thrown away, but now are recycled to be used as this fantastic massage tool. The heat comes from inside the Lava Shells due to a mixture of minerals and algae combined with salt water and essential oils. All together, these create a chemical reaction which causes the soothing heat which last one to two hours. A Lava Shell massage is comparable to a hot stone massage, but it does have some important differences. Using a Lava Shell Massage is easier to prepare and easier to clean up. The shells have a rubber plug in the bottom where the therapist inserts packets of minerals and algae into the shell, then adds water and closes the plug. The therapist holds the shell in the palm of their hand and uses the light strokes of a Swedish massage. It is a relaxing, soothing massage, however if you want deeper work, a hot stone massage is a better choice. If the shells are too warm during the massage, make sure you speak up so your therapist can make things more comfortable for you.
The Lava Shell Massage is perfect for those wanting to relieve tense muscles and smooth knots. The shells give off calcium ions when heated which are transferred to your skin during the massage. The calcium helps to firm and regenerate skin. The Lava Shell Massage can also boost circulation, sooth aches and pains, reduce swelling and water retention, and can completely relax you.
Surprisingly, you can get a kit to do a Lava Shell Massage at home, but if you want to treat yourself to a relaxing, stress free experience, try one of our London Luxury Spas. While you are there, try one of our many Massage Spa Treatments.