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The shore way to relax. This revolutionary new treatment from the tropics known as Lava Shell Massage is a deeply comforting and relaxing body massage that uses heat to soothe aches and pains. The treatment offers all the benefits of a hot stone massage with the added bonus of being eco-friendly. It's called 'shell' because the therapist uses naturally self-heating Tiger Clam shells from the sun kissed shores of the South Pacific.
Let's get technical- lava shells are not powered by external equipment, electricity or batteries. It is powered by an innovative mixture of natural minerals including algae, dried sea kelp blended with dead sea salt and essential oils. This blend of ingredients inside the shell, known as LavaGel, creates a chemical reaction that causes heat which can reach between 120 degrees to 125 degrees and can last for approximately one or two hours.
The lava shells are made of calcium carbonate, the same material found in our teeth and bones. When the shell heats up, it gives off calcium ions directly onto the skin during the massage process. This helps to regulate the skin's natural renewal process, leaving the skin looking firmer and healthier – sounds good to us.
The therapist uses between one and four shells which have a smooth side to deliver a deep and soothing effect. The shells are held in the palm of the therapist's hand while they use light Swedish massage strokes to ease and tease away any muscle tension that may be lingering.
If you're feeling stressed and over-tired, or just feel like spoiling yourself then the lava shell massage therapy is the answer. It will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, relaxed and ready to take on the world.
It's also known to treat a number of common problems including muscle tension, arthritic pain, blocked energy flow and even Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
The Tiger Clams are a natural reducer of greenhouse gases; they process carbon dioxide out of the ocean water, which in turn allows the ocean to absorb more carbon dioxide from the air. So if you're super eco-friendly then this therapy is the green treatment for you.