What is therapeutic hot stone hot stone massage? You may have heard of it before, in magazines or on the internet, but you might not know what it entails. Read on.


Relaxing therapy.


Therapeutic hot stone massage treatment is a luxury spa treatment used for relaxation, soothing, detoxification and healing. It is a very popular treatment for aching muscles and bad backs.



The technique.

The normal technique is for the patient to lie facedown and hot stones are placed on the spine. The heat causes muscle relaxation, and the therapist then adds to this with massage techniques. The aim is to promote lymph circulation in order to detoxify the body as well as releasing stress and tension, with the end result of the client feeling relaxed and with a sense of wellbeing and improved health.

The the stones used are coated in aromatherapy oils and the therapist moves the stones as part of the massage, while the client relaxes.


What the therapy helps with.

Hot stone massage can be taken just as a treat, or it can be used to ease various health conditions and bring healing to some. Conditions such as joint disorders, fibromyalgia, backache, circulation problems, sleep problems and mental health issues can be eased by hot stone treatment.

The treatment usually involves hot basalt stones soaked in aromatherapy relaxing oils, the therapist works with these and their hands to relax your muscles, and may also alternate hot stones with cold ones for a deeper relaxation. The heat of the hot stones will relax you to the point where the massage of tense and tight muscles will barely hurt as the kinks and strains are soothed away. The treatment takes place in a private and discreet room, with lighting to match the relaxing mood, and possibly also background music and scents to add to the experience.


Suitability and precautions.

The treatment is suitable for most people, although it is advisable for the client to give a medical history and let the therapist know if they are pregnant. A good therapist will always take a medical history and adjust the therapy as necessary to suit the client’s condition.


When to have your treatment.

The treatment normally lasts about an hour and it is best to avoid alcoholic drinks and heavy food beforehand and allow plenty of time. During the therapy the client should feel able to tell the therapist if anything about the therapy is uncomfortable or painful, for example if the rocks feel too hot or if any aspect of the therapy causes bad pain. The treatment is meant as an indulgence and a complementary therapy to be enjoyed, so it should be comfortable and leave the client relaxed and refreshed.


If this description has sparked interest, then it is time to look for a hot stone massage therapist, and K West Hotel and Spa is the ideal place, with trained and experienced therapists able to offer the best possible Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage Treatment.

Things to do in winter in and around Hyde Park

We present a guide for exciting events and activities that will keep individuals engaged and active during the winter season.


Although you may not see snow on the rooftops as of yet, one thing that the cold chilly temperatures confirm is that winter is definitely here and with all the ice and frosty scenery it may seem like there isn’t much to do. On the contrary, winter in the U.K is one of the most festive seasons, filled with exciting events and venues to explore. In fact, it is the perfect time to hang out with family and friends, experience new adventures and capture unforgettable moments.


The Royal Lancaster London Hotel overlooks Hyde Park, London’s largest royal parks in the U.K. November marks the opening of an extraordinary winter theme park at Hyde Park filled with amazing attractions, rides, games and spectacular shows that will leave you at the edge of your seats wanting more. With delicious eateries, there is so much to do and discover along the way.


Peter Pan On Ice – Watch your favorite storybook characters come alive


Watch the fascinating story of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and the Lost Boys unfold as they battle the evil Captain Hook, and experience 55 minutes of world-class skating by professional skaters as they perform at the Winter Palace Hotel. The show is full of special effects, flying stunts and of course, ice skating. You will be captivated by the costumes, animated scenery, music and singing. This is something that the entire family will enjoy; however, book your tickets in advance to ensure that you don’t miss out on a great show.


Santa Land – Visit Santa in his grotto and find out if you’ve been naughty or nice


Bring your child’s dream to life at Santa Land. At Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland children can meet the elves of Santa’s workshop and take pictures with Santa, himself. There are lots of cool games and rides perfect for young children and lots of sweet and interesting tasty treats to try.


Bavarian Village and Christmas Markets – Experience culture and tradition


Get into the festivities at the Bavarian Village and Christmas Markets. Taste traditional Bavarian cuisine, socialize with friends and family at the restaurants and cafes or simply stroll through the Chrismas Market for the perfect gift.


Keep in mind the fun does not stop at Hyde Park.


National History Museum – Don’t be shy to show off your skating talents


Decorated with thousands of fairy lights, the National History Museum will certainly get you into the winter spirit. Live music play as you skate around a 9-meter tall Christmas tree. There are cafes to sit and have a warm drink while you conversate with family and friends.


If you loved the Winter Wonderland experience, then you might want to head on down to Winterville located at Clapham Common. Similar to Hyde Park, Winterville is filled with theater performances, magic shows, rides and other fun activities perfect for adults and children.


There is even more to discover on your own. So get ready to embark on a winter adventure and get into the winter spirit.


5 Reasons to Get Married in Bangkok


Getting married in Bangkok is a great idea. It may take a lot of time and preparation but it is worth the effort. Thai weddings are unique. They are different from western weddings in almost all aspects. You can, however, do your white wedding in Bangkok. The following are the top five reasons to get married in Bangkok.


The Legalities Are Simple

If you are a foreign couple getting married in Bangkok is easy. You need to complete your Letter of Intent at your embassy first. The process is simple and it may only take a few days. You also need to travel with your identification details such a passport, original birth certificate, your completed statutory declaration. If you have been married previously, you also need to bring your certificate of divorce. You need to get your documents translated into Thai. You then need to submit them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You are free to have your wedding anywhere in Thailand after registration. Your wedding certificate will be written in Thai so you need to translate it


It is Beautiful

Bangkok is always beautiful. It has amazing wedding venues and serene natural settings at all times in the year. You do not need to spend a lot of money to have your wedding in a beautiful place. The Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Bangkok. Others include Dream World, Siam Ocean World, and Temple of Emerald Buddha.


It is Cheap

The average cost of having a wedding in Bangkok is B 200, 000. It is a lot less than having weddings in other parts of the world. It is an excellent choice for affordable destination weddings. Wedding venues offer amazing packages at affordable rates.


There are Plenty of Wedding Resorts

The number of resorts and wedding hotels in Bangkok is high, such as the Lancaster Bangkok hotel near Sukhumvit. You can easily find something that suits your needs. It has a colorful culture and hospitality is idyllic. You can find something to suit all budget limits. From private weddings to grand resorts, Bangkok always has something special.


Bangkok Cuisine

The cuisine in Bangkok is varied and amazing. Bangkok’s cuisine is bursting with flavors from all the provincial borders. The cuisine in Bangkok is distinct from what is served in other parts of the world. It has amazing vegan and vegetarian options.


Some of the most unique features of a Thai wedding include Monk’s blessing and water blessing. There are plenty of wedding hotels found in Bangkok where you can hold your white wedding. The most common wedding receptions are buffet and sit-down courses.