Lava Shell Massage

Lava Shell Massage at Holisticalm in LeedsThe shore way to relax.

Lava shells are the world’s first self-heating massage tool. A unique innovation in warming spa therapies that induces deep relaxation whilst easing muscle and joint aches and pains and eco friendly. A lava shell massage is an indulgent and truly pampering treatment combining warmth from the shells with a deeply relaxing massage, creating a sense of balance to the entire mind and body. During a full body massge, the shells are worked over the palms, arms, feet and legs in slow deep moves to warm and de-stress the body, followed by a wonderfully tranquil massage on the back, neck and shoulder area to ease away any tension, knots and stress.


“Lava Shells are a one-off experience that starts as a luxury and ends up a necessity!” – Sian Welby

Benefits of lava shell massage:

  • Delivers a seamless massage of heat and touch
  • The continual heat of the shells relaxes the muscles
  • Heat allows for deeper work to effectively penetrate layers of tension
  • Reduces tight, tense muscles effectively
  • The smooth texture and shape of the shells contour the body
  • Angles and edges of the shell allow for deeper work into muscles as the shells become an extension of the therapists hands
  • Improves circulation and freedom to the body as more oxygen and nutrients are brought to the tissues
  • Enhances general well-being

“The combination of heat and massage delivers the goods. I wandered out on a little cloud” – Daily Telegraph

Lava Shell Massage at Holisticalm in HorsforthThis revolutionary new treatment from the tropics known as Lava Shell Massage is a deeply comforting and relaxing body massage that uses heat in order to help soothe aches and pains. The treatment is performed using Tiger Clam shells from the the South Pacific delivering heat to your tired and aching muscles.

Lava Shell Massage is more consistent as the shells hold their heat for up to 2 hours, basalt stones used in Hot Stone Massage cool down pretty quickly and need to be changed frequently. 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.

“The most marvellous massage i have ever experienced. The combination of the heated shell and the oils left my muscles (and mind) feeling the most relaxed they have in years.” – Julie Doidge

How does it work?

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.

Lava Shell Massage at Holisticalm in LeedsThe 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.

The Benefits of Heat

There are several benefits to heated treatments including: an increase in extension of soft tissues; removal of toxins from cells; enhanced blood flow; increased function of tissue cells; relaxation of sore, stiff muscles; and relief of painful arthritic joints.
Is it for me?

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.

Good to know

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.