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What is a Lava Shell massage good for?

Lava Shells massage is greatly enjoyable for anyone with tense muscles, as the heat from the Lava Shells will gently relax and smooth away knots. The shells also give off calcium ions when heated, which transfers to your skin during the massage. Calcium can help to firm and regenerate the skin — a nice bonus.

Lava Shell massage can:

  • boost circulation of blood and lymph
  • soothe aches and pains
  • reduce swelling and water retention
  • relax you.

What to expect from a Lava Shell massage

Lava shells are heated by single-use disposable sachets. The therapist inserts a sachet of algae, minerals and dried sea kelp into the shell, then adds an activator liquid. The chemical reaction between the activator and the “lava gel” sachet creates heat that can last up to a couple of hours.

Your therapist will begin the treatment with an application of massage oil to help make the strokes smoother. She will then press the heated Lava Shells onto key points of your body to relax your muscles, before using the smooth part of the shells to massage your torso and limbs.

The therapist can use different areas of the Lava Shells to complement particular massage strokes. The knob on the back of the shell can be used to work away at tight knots. The smooth surface of the shell is ideal for applying gentle pressure to calves and arms, and you might feel the therapist using the narrow edge of the Lava Shell to work around tense shoulder blades or between your toes.

Boasting all the benefits of hot stone massage, the shells offer additional advantages, such as being totally portable, not requiring a power source or breaking contact with client. Unlike hot stones, the shells are non-porous, so they can be cleaned very easily and there is no risk of cross contamination.