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A rolling stone gathers no... aches and pains. Rollerssage is a new massage treatment that involves the use of spherical crystal balls, techniques taken from traditional Swedish massage as well as elements of acupressure and hot stone massage therapy. Different stones are used depending on what you wish to gain from the treatment, as each crystal is said to have unique properties that restore balance in specific areas of the mind and body.
The treatment begins with the selection of two semi-precious stones that you wish the therapist to work with. The options include:
Once you have selected the spheres, the therapist begins with Swedish massage, targeting individual areas of the body. Sometimes they will hold smaller, egg-shaped crystals in their hands as they work in an effort to further target energy, before moving on to the heated stones.
The polished spheres are placed into a specially made massage tool that is designed to help them glide over the skin smoothly, providing a different sensation to the textured basalt stones commonly used during hot stone massage. The masseuse then begins a relaxing, warming and gentle stone massage, and afterwards sometimes gives you two of the stones to take home.
If you are a fan of both massage and the alleged healing powers of crystals, then rollerssage provides a perfect combination of the two. To eliminate twinges and perhaps enhance your state of mind, then there is really nothing to stop you giving it a go!
The term "Swedish" massage is not really known in Sweden. There, the technique is referred to as "classic massage”.