Benefits of Holistic Massage with Volcanic Stones

Holistic Massage Benefits

It is a geothermal therapy that combines the different temperatures (hot and cold) throughout the body in order to bring it to physical, mental and energy balance.

This combination of massage and therapy is inspired by ancient oriental techniques. The goal of holistic massage is to work on the whole person and not just the physical symptoms or problems they may be feeling. Its aim is to eliminate the blockages that prevent us from having a healthier and more balanced way of life in the body-mind relationship.

Holistic massage uses touch, movement and energy during therapy. You can also use relaxation techniques with relaxing music, essential oils, and other methods, along with the massage itself. Complemented with the use of stones at different temperatures (cold, hot and at room temperature).

Basaltic stones are dark rocks and retain heat, which increases their magnetic power and therefore their goodness. Cold stones are usually made of Pakistani marble and among their properties they improve the appearance of the skin, revitalize it and give it firmness, as well as achieving total relaxation.

The volcanic stones are placed in the chakras, which open the energy channels, while a massage is applied working all the muscles.


  • Increases energy levels.
  • Increases mental clarity.
  • Improve concentration.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Relieves muscle tension and stiffness.
  • Improves posture.
  • Improves mobility and flexibility.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Deeper and more efficient breathing.
  • Improves skin elasticity.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Balances the digestive system.
  • An improvement in sleep.
  • Helps to eliminate lactic acid and toxins.
  • Deep relaxation.
  • Improvement of self-esteem.
  • Endorphin release.
  • Decreased high blood pressure.
  • Relief of eye strain, headaches and migraine headaches.

The best thing is to go through the comforting experience of giving yourself a hot stone massage.

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Homemade Spa Day

homemade spa day

I woke up today feeling a bit sick and under the weather. I thought I was catching a cold yesterday and spent the whole day in bed.

I looked at myself in the mirror this morning and saw black rings around my eyes from oversleeping and my gut was growling at me for not eating as healthy as I could have. My body was still weak from the fevers yesterday and my hair looks like a rats nest.

Lets just say I’m not in the best state at the moment.


So I decided that its time for a spa day!!

But, there is one little problem….

Spa days are very expensive.

And that’s when I thought it was time to create my own “homemade spa day”.


Step 1: Date and Time

If we are going to do this properly we need a date and time.

Next Saturday: 9am – 3pm.

(Make sure you have the house to yourself)

Step 2: What to bring?

  • Epsom salts
  • Scented candles
  • Face mask
  • Favourite book
  • Relaxation music
  • Body scrubs
  • Prepare home baked snacks
  • Meditation Lavender bag
  • Favourite tea
  • Organic shampoo and conditioner
  • Flowers or something from nature

Step 3: prepare the house

Make sure you prepare the house before you start your spa day. This means completing any housework the day before. Make sure you have arranged that you are alone for the entire day. If you have kids organise a sleep over. If you have a partner make sure he or she is going to stay out for the entire day and if you have pets make sure they are feed before your spa day begins.

Step 4: Set up

Now that you know you will not be distracted by anything or anyone it is time to set the atmosphere. Pick some music. Collect something from nature. Have some beautiful smells burning and prepare food that all match one theme.

For example, if you pick a tropical beach theme you might like to make a playlist with relaxing waves crashing, collect some driftwood or shells and burn a candle that reminds you of the sea. You could then buy some tropical coconuts and make yourself a tropical fruit platter. The ideas are endless. A great website to find inspiration is Pinterest.

homemade spaStep 5: Relax and rejuvenate

Its time to relax and enjoy

  • Have a long bath with Epsom salts
  • Scrub your body with beautiful organic body scrubs and relax with a face mask
  • Drink your favourite tea or cocktail and smell the rejuvenating scents burning around your house
  • Right down what your grateful for and some goals you would like to accomplish
  • Clear your mind with a 60 minute meditation and place a beautiful lavender scented bag over your eyes
  • Paint your toenails and fingernails
  • Read an inspiring book
  • Rug up on the couch with some homemade food and watch a film
  • End your day with a long walk outdoors and watch the sunset


I would love to hear how your homemade spa day went. Let me know if you try it down below in the comments.

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5 Tips to Live a Longer, Healthier Life

5 tips for a healthy nourish life


It is a well known fact that you should exercise around 30 minutes a day. Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore or an activity that takes up too much time. You can integrate some simple factors into your everyday routine so you shift the negative feeling about exercise.

  • Instead of driving to your local shop try walking or riding a bike.
  • If your local shops are too far to walk or ride why not wash your car instead before heading out for the grocery shopping. Washing your car outdoors in the beautiful sun is a way you can burn some calories and get outdoors.
  • Gardening is not only a great alternative to fresh organic produce you can get fit doing it too. Mowing the yawn, digging the soil and pulling out weeds will keep you fit and healthy.
  • Walking the dog or someone else’s dog. Even if you don’t own a dog you may have a friend or family member that walks their dog regularly. Walking their dog together is a social, fun way to exercise.

Rest & Reflect

  • For a balanced lifestyle, rest is as equally important as exercise. I have been told my whole life that the average amount of sleep to obtain a healthy life is around 7 hours a day. If you are lacking in sleep you may turn into a walking zombie. In my experience under sleeping has weakened my body and I became more prone to falling ill.
  • On the other hand, regularly oversleeping can also be unhealthy and increase your risk of getting sick. Sleep needs may differ over time and from person to person; experts typically recommend that adults should sleep between seven and nine hours each night. (But everyone is different)
  • Reflection and meditation calm the mind, body, and spirit. If you can fit in 10 minutes a day to rest and reflect then you are on your way to a balanced healthier life. There are lots of free guided meditations on YouTube. You may also like to start writing a diary or writing daily affirmations, goals and gratitude.

Family & Friends


A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allow you to grow. – William Shakespeare


My friends and family are my support system. They are there for me through the hard times and the best of times. When is the last time you called or visited an old friend or family member? If it has been a while re-connect and if it was not long ago remind them of how much they mean to you.


Healthy Eating

Sometimes we do not always have the willpower to say “No” to a block of chocolate, a greasy pizza or a can of coke. But, let me tell you that we do not always have to say “no”. Nobody is perfect and we all indulge in a delicious treat every once in a while. But when you start indulging regularly it can impact on your health and your physical and mental state.

Here are some simple tips to stop the constant indulging:

  • Leave your bank card at home and pack your lunch each day for work or school. This way you can plan your healthy meals at the start of the day/week and you won’t be tempted to buy an unhealthy choice.
  • Do not buy junk food when you do your weekly grocery shopping. When I come home for work I tend to look for an easy snack that doesn’t require cooking. If there are chips, lollies or chocolate in the house than these will be my first choice. Now that I plan my meals before I go shopping I buy rice crackers, gluten-free brunch bars, nuts, fruit and other healthy alternatives “no cook, no mess snacks”.
  • Reward yourself! A technique I use when I crave chocolate all the time is to give myself one day a week where I can indulge. I tell myself to wait until Sunday because I will appreciate and enjoy the well-deserved treat.

Some questions to ask yourself before indulging is:

Is this healthy? Am I actually hungry? Is there a healthier alternative?


Passions & Work

For me, my work is my passion. I love what I do and I do what I love. But for others, this might not be the case. It is important to have a balanced life. When you focus your time on one aspect of your life your hindering other aspects. This could include family, exercise, health, passions, rest etc.

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