Lava shell massage is similar to that of a hot stone massage but the therapist uses real shells, which usually come from the Philippines, to gently massage your body. The heat comes from the inside of the lava shell with a mixture of a minerals and algae combined with salt water and essential oils. It creates a chemical reaction that causes heat for about one or two hours when they are combined inside the shell.
While Lava shell massage is similar to hot stone massage, there are also noted differences. The first and the most obvious difference is the material used for the application. While hot stone massage uses stones such as basaltic rocks, lava shell massage uses a tiger-striped clamshell. There are also some spas that offer lava shell massage instead of hot stone massage for the reason that the preparation and clean up is much easier.
Another is that the lava shells are smaller than the stones used for hot stone massage, so it is not hard to master and they can get into areas where stones usually can’t. With the use of the edges of the shell, you can also massage your face, feet and hands with them. The things that you need to know about the lava shell massage is that the heat element that the shells contain is not the same as those of the stones used in hot stone massage. The lava shells cool the more they are used.
The shells that are used for Lava shell massage is that of Tiger-striped clam. The tiger-striped clam is a traditional part of Philippine diet; the shells are normally thrown away, but now they are recycled for lava shell massage use. There are different spas that offer natural massage treatments that use stones, shells and crystals.
If you want to relieve yourself from stress, want to relax your body and mind, you can choose from one of these any types of massages.