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The shells are naturally warm and mingle with the heat of the body to become hot. However, there is a mixture that can be introduced inside the shell to create a greater and more constant heat. Normally, the shells begin to cool down after an hour of massage.
This massage technique uses oil and combines palm movements and thumb pressures. Shells can be placed at strategic locations (back, shoulders, legs, etc.) for a period of time to create a heat effect and relax tension or be slipped all over the body. The thin side of the shell is used to untie tension knots, while its rounded side is used for large effleurage movements.
Some general contraindications such as heart problems, hypotension, phlebitis, major varicose veins, open wounds or recent injuries apply to this type of massage. Areas of the body affected by these conditions or by inflammation should be avoided. The heat of the shells can also be reduced to suit children and the elderly.Find a therapist