‘A New Stone Age’
Modern Spa Q&A
Company Name: Shared Beauty Secrets
Shared Beauty Secrets, Bloxham Mill, Barford Rd, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4FF
Shared Beauty Secrets is warming up the industry with the world’s First self-heating massage stone therapy, Molten Lava Stones. As the latest offering from Shared Beauty Secrets, the owners of the much loved Lava Shell massage treatments, the perfectly moulded black lava stones offer a gentle warm and seamless massage experience – all without the use of electricity.
Crafted from a blend of black lava rock, real seashells and porcelain, Molten Lava Stones heat through in just 8-10 minutes to create a gentle warmth which emits heat for up to 60 minutes, allowing for more hands-on time with the client, without the need for external equipment, electricity or batteries. We spoke with Clare Anderson, Founder and Managing Director of Shared Beauty Secrets, to find out just what makes Molten-Lava Stones a true innovation in this deeply effective warm massage therapy.
Tell us about Molten Lava Stones
Our self-Heating Molten Lava Stones emit a gentle heat in just 8-10 minutes using all natural minerals, activated by a saline solution. They resemble black basalt stones and are created from a blend of black lava rock, real seashells, and porcelain. These stones are the ultimate combination of consistency, durability, and hygiene. When used in massage Molten Lava Stones will stay warm for over an hour.
Using gentle heat as opposed to the hotter heat of Lava Shells, Molten Lava Stones can be used safely and effectively on the body, face and scalp providing a truly indulgent top to toe massage.
It’s not just clients who reap the benefits of the stones, as therapists can use the gentle heat to help make muscles pliable, ultimately allowing for deeper manipulation. The stones also enable the therapist to use the stone as an extension of their hand, giving their own hands and wrists a well needed rest. We never place stones on the client,
Not requiring the use of electricity or heated unit, Molten Lava Stones have the benefit of being made from porcelain which is non-porous and does not absorb oils or bacteria. This means they can also be quickly sterilised using an anti-bacterial cleaner which significantly reduces the clean-up time associated with traditional hot stone massage.
What is the cost implication of a salon/spa changing from traditional stone massage to Molten Lava Stones
This is a question which always gets asked and in fact the Molten Lava Stone treatments are cheaper to deliver than traditional hot stone massage despite the cost of consumables (charges). We estimate that spas have to allocate at least 15 minutes of therapists time to prepping and cleaning traditional stones before and after use which costs both the therapists salary as well as lost revenue for those 15 minutes. This can also restrict the option of back to back treatments and walk in clients. The Molten Lava Stone treatment is more cost effective as well as saving in electricity costs. With all the other benefits such as continual touch time throughout the treatment, no risk of burning as heat is controlled and no noisy changeover of stones. With over 2000 spas and salons already using the same technology in Lava shells, profit in Molten Lava stones is already proven.
The portability of the Molten Lava Stones means that they are the ideal treatment to upsell and to offer at promotional events and demonstrations. The other luxury of Molten Lava Stones is for those salons who are keen to introduce a self-heating, eco friendly, portable treatment but already have stone therapy on their menu and this is of course costly to change; Molten Lava Stones can just replace the traditional stones with no amendments to the salons menu.
Can you explain the difference between Lava Shells and Molten Lava Stones
|Molten Lava Stones||Lava Shells|
|The World’s first Self-Heating massage tool made from crushed seashells, black lava rock and porcelain||The World’s first Self-Heating massage tool made from recycled natural shells or crushed seashells/porcelain|
|Elegant, stylish, smooth, chic and rounded shape||Tactile, beautiful shell with angles|
|Delivers deep flowing massage movements||Delivers specific target work|
|Delivers a warming massage using Mild Heat||Delivers a hot massage using Medium or High Heat|
|Stays hot for up to an hour||Stays hot for up to an hour|
|One heat level||Three heat levels plus cooling Glacial|
|Non placement treatment||Non placement treatment|
|Non porous and hygienic||Non porous and hygienic|
|Easy to prepare – ready in 10 minutes||Easy to prepare – ready in 5 minutes|
|Can be added to an existing spa menu under hot stone treatments||Creates a luxury unique alternative to other heat treatments|
|One day training using Mild Heat.
(Lava Shell training will be required if purchasing Lava Shells)
|One day training using Medium and High Heat. Molten Lava Stones can be added to your treatment menu without any additional training.|
|Used in combination with the therapist’s hands||Can be used with Molten Lava Stones|
|Cost effective – uses three Stones for a full body massage and two Stones for a back massage||Cost effective – uses three Shells for a full body massage and two Shells for a back massage|
|One Stone can be added to enhance existing treatments such as manicures, pedicures etc. and walk-in clients may be offered a 5-15 minute Lava Shot treatment||One Shell can be added to enhance existing treatments such as manicures, pedicures etc. and walk-in clients may be offered a 5-15 minute Lava Shot treatment|
|Training protocols developed by Shared Beauty Secrets ensuring high standards and outstanding treatments||Training protocols developed by Shared Beauty Secrets ensuring high standards and outstanding treatments|