Te Aroha - New Zealand

Hot Stone Massage

Escape to Te Aroha to experience Pauline’s signature Sacred,  Hot Stone Massage at her peaceful wellness retreat. Cocoon yourself in warmth as the heated stones penetrate your muscles to pamper and nurture you on the deepest level possible.

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Learn how this grounding and warming massage can help you feel nurtured…

Our Sacred,
Hot Stone Massage...

Pauline's, Hot Stone massage is not your average beautician style massage, it is grounding and spiritually awakening. Clients have experienced huge release and reconnection during this treatment.

Pauline invites you to experience a deeply nurturing treat. During your 2 hour long Sacred Hot Stone Session you will feel your body, mind and soul nurtured in the most spiritual, unwinding and relaxing way, that you have ever felt before.

This sacred session is not your everyday beautician hot stone massage, but an earthy reconnection to your own juicy divine life force. 

Mindful healing touch and care is given so that you can receive the full benefit of this beautiful experience. Your entire body is massaged, first with aromatherapy wax using long firm strokes. Then the heated stones follow, dropping you deeper into your body. 

Approximately 60 heated stones will be massaged over your whole body leaving you feeling safe, cocooned and supported. Some clients have likened the feeling of the heated stones on their body to that of liquid gold or hot honey.

During this time you may find yourself floating in and out of consciousness. That is O.K and what may be needed at the time for your healing to take place.



The Sacred Hot Stone massage is a great modality to fully support a stress management programme, as it includes the earth's natural elements and offers a combination of breathwork (air) progressive relaxation, sensational massage (love) and Plant Spirit Medicine - essential oils (earth) combined with the heated stones (metal, water, fire) in a calming warm candle lit (fire) massage studio.

Pauline Cannon - Therapist - Nurturing Massage

My bliss escalated to a whole new level…

My story of a Hot Stone Massage...

Blissbombed by Pauline's Sacred, Hot Stone Massage...
A testimonial...

*Heavy sigh* I have just been BLISSBOMBED!

I, myself, am a bit of a touch whore, I need to be touched , lots and often, In fact I think my idea of heaven is somewhere that you lie around being touched and pampered all day, every day.

Now, I’m not selfish (well maybe just a little bit), I also do a fair amount of touching, hugging and pampering of those people who are precious to me.

As I have said  we all need touch and none more so than those who are healers, which, let’s face it is all of us whether we realize it or not.

I have had a rough week this week, with lots of minor stresses and strains. This generally results in my shoulders hovering up around my ears somewhere, tension headaches and snappish moods, not great for anyone to be around. 

Luckily, I had booked in for a Hot Stone massage with the lovely Pauline from  Nurturing Massage.

I’ve had massages before and they have been great but none of them came close to the experience of a hot stone massage with Pauline. I had heard of hot stone massage before and seen images of people with stones lined up down their back. But I had no idea what I was in for.

First up was selecting the wax that Pauline was going to use and since I was interested in feeling like a girly-girl.

I went for Jasmine and Neroli – simply divine. The room was dimly lit which created a lovely soothing atmosphere, as did the soft music and plush towels. So far, so massagey…

Once I stripped off and snuggled under the towel Pauline reemerged and ever so gently, but  firmly, started massaging my back. And then she started hitting the knots and tight bits. Oh my Lord! You never fully realize how tight you are until a massage therapist hits those spots.

Once she introduced the hot stones the bliss escalated to a whole new level.

At first I wasn’t sure if she had just warmed her hands on the stones or if she was actually massaging me with the stones. She was. And OMG they are the most amazing feeling! 

The best way I can describe it is they feel like liquid heat and take your body into a completely different dimension. I imagine it as something akin to lava (you know, without the skin melting temperature), melty (in a good way) just hot enough to be soothing and make your muscles sigh with delight.

I cannot begin to describe for you all the intricate ways in which she used those stones.

I do know that once I rolled over (not a small feat in itself as I was already mostly jelly from all the relaxation, oh and naked…. did I mention I was butt naked? And my boobs do tend to take on a life of their own when freed from the confines of my bra, so all semblance of decency had left the building by this stage.

I went to a male masseuse at one stage, and he discreetly left the room for me to roll over – one boob still managed to wrangle its way out from under the towel, which he thoughtfully tucked back in when he returned LOL.) now where was I? 

Ahh, yes, lying on my back Pauline  proceeded to place hot stones all down my front (delicious) which was great right up until I laughed and it became like a 10 point earthquake with stones about to be launched in all directions (note to self: tuck in boobs and don’t laugh on the massage table).

I feel unbelievably grounded in my self, centered in a way that I wasn’t, before we started.

After two whole hours of being pampered (could have happily laid there all day), oiled to within an inch of my life (still delightfully oiled even now as I write this – delicious). Muscles in a  state of total bliss, unfurled and soft.



With a Hot Stone Massage, you get twice the bodywork...
First with the wax and then with the stones...yumm

Pauline Cannon - Hot Stone Massage Therapist - Te Aroha

Hot Stone Massage

Why you need to choose a Sacred, Hot Stone Massage, over a plain massage...

The sacred hot stone session is a very worthy investment in your health and wellbeing. Your immune system will be grateful too.
Expect to be lovingly massaged with delicious hot stones all over your body, in my relaxing heated massage studio, while listening to soothing music and breathing in therapeutic essential oils.

This massage is perfect for those individuals that are:

  • Tired and lethargic
  • Have sore muscles
  • Are anxious or depressed
  • Experiencing symptoms of stress
  • Feel like they could do with a long holiday
  • Wish to experience a purely grounding & spiritual based massage
  • Have body issues
  • Wish to learn how to love themselves more
  • Wish to receive touch that is more nurturing and safe
  • Have a deep desire to bring more sensation into their bodies
  • Wish to become more confident in receiving touch and giving touch
  • Are experiencing grief
  • Have experienced trauma relating to body violation
  • You want to find your sparkle again

Individuals that find it extremely hard to detach from their reality of life, their stresses and mind chatter as well as their body issues, find a welcome and positive change in how they view themselves after experiencing such a session.

Pauline Cannon - Hot Stone Massage

What's involved in our Sacred, Hot Stone Massage...


Firstly, we start with a 15-30 min chat.  This will help me gather any further information to fully support you during your session. So let’s talk about what has been happening in your world, including any medical conditions, injuries or allergies that may affect your session. 


This is an opportunity to have an honest chat about your lifestyle, relationship issues, traumas or stress triggers, that you may currently be experiencing. I will also ask you which preferences you have for wax, touch, and if there are any areas on your body that you feel need more attention, ie. back or feet etc

Then while you get ready, I will create an immune boosting, aromatherapy remedy to be used in your treatment.


The Hot Stone Massage is made up of multiple  layers…

Settle in to receive a full body massage, first with the aromatherapy wax, then with the heated stones to the back of your body.  Focusing on tight muscles and taking the time to move any stagnant energy out of the body.  Once you are turned over, a set of perfectly placed heated stones will be placed beneath your body to further relax you, while you receive the rest of the treatment to the front of your body.

Care will be taken to relax and release pain in the feet, calves and thighs. First with wax, then with stones…The Sacred Hot Stone Massage includes Unwinding of the Belly, to help with detoxing and digestion, even unlocking your creativity…further release work will be performed on the arms, hands, shoulders and breasts, while a belly lay grounds and heats you to your core.  Toe stones will be added, and then while your feet snuggle within the warm towels, a nourishing facial massage will be performed to finalize your sacred hot stone session.


I recommend this treatment if you are feeling very stressed, depressed or just needing tender loving touch. The Sacred Hot Stones have a magical way of invigorating but relaxing the body at the same time. Clients that have been suffering from grief or trauma find peace within this massage.

Answers to questions are miraculously found. Inner knowing, Self confidence and Libido is usually restored within this beautiful Sacred Therapy. I include Reiki, Unwinding and Chakra Clearing in this treatment as standard procedure...as this is a reconnection pathway to your authentic self. 

Pauline Cannon - Hot Stone Massage Therapist

Hot Stone Massage - is for you if you need...

relax your mind

Receiving a grounding Hot Stone Massage, quietens the mind. I call it getting out of the office. Grounding using the metal element drops you out of the head space so you can drop into the body

release tension in any part of your body

Learn ways of connecting mindfully and from an open heart space. Hot Stone Massage can be an intuitive inquiry into why the body is holding tension, are you running on adrenalin, not breathing deep enough? We check in with all these things to get you back on track

to relax and have a bloody good massage

This is one of my favourite sessions to receive when I need a massage, as I know how good I feel when I get one.

need touch

We all thrive on receiving touch. The Sacred, Hot Stone Massage is a multi layered massage, which means more than one way of touch and sensation during your session. So if touch with sensation is your priority, this is your session. First with wax, then again with stones, then with wax...enjoy

to improve communication

Communication is a super important key ingredient in having truly loving, honest and authentic relationships, yet we are so afraid to speak our truth to the ones that we love. The energy shifts that happen during an Hot Stone Massage encourage you to find your voice again

to prepare for a sports event or a life event

The heat from the stones penetrates the muscles, loosens and stretches tendons and put your body back on track

to release grief

Receiving a grounding Hot Stone Massage, creates the perfect environment to release grief as you feel safe and held. Know that this is one of the best sessions to work through emotional issues in a safe way

release body issues

A lot of body issues are in our heads, we have so much self judgement, that it prevents us from embracing life. Hot Stone Massage, is so grounding it helps to release any feelings of low self esteem or fears about our looks and not being good enough. Give it a go...


Benefits of
Hot Stone Massage

What You Can Expect Every Time...

Duty of Care

It is my intention to keep you safe during your session, my safety and hygiene protocols are of the highest standard


Everything that you share with me is sacred and is held in the strictist confidence


Learn new ways to connect through breathwork, sound, movement and mindful touch

custom created

Each session is custom created to your specific needs


Everyone deserves to be treated as an equal with respect and non judgement


Your body will feel more balanced and grounded. Experience deep peace and relaxation in our private studio

A Hot Stone Massage Review

I had the privilege of training Pauline, in my Hot Stone Massage Therapy course early in 2013. I was utterly impressed with her outstanding delivery of the final ‘test’ treatment at the end of her training. Pauline’s combination of beautifully nurturing and Goddess-like energy, along with excellent technique, wonderful bodywork pressure, attention to detail, along with advanced understanding of healing and holistic principles, created one of the finest Hot Stone Massage treatments I have seen delivered…and also that I have received. I fully endorse Pauline’s Hot Stone Massage therapy and am certain her clients will return again and again for such a brilliant and special treatment, delivered by a truly wonderful and gifted practitioner.
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It is quite normal to feel vulnerable when receiving any kind of massage therapy. As a practitioner, I am acutely aware of the need to make my clients feel comfortable. I pride myself on having an easy going, non-judgmental manner that hopefully, puts people at ease quite quickly.  I am sure you will love the experience of freedom that bodywork brings about.

This will depend on the session chosen. Therapeutic and Sacred sessions are full clothed.  Certain full body massage/loving touch/mini-surrender or the  longer tantric sessions that require two way touch or skin on skin contact for deeper intimacy may require a naturist approach. However the options will be discussed with you before the session begins.

Full Service (sexual intercourse) is not a service that is included in our practice.  However we do believe that you may have a most enjoyable, liberating and fun time receiving the session that is created for you.

Mindful touch and total presence is encouraged during any full body massage/loving touch/mini-surrender or tantric session. However each person involved in the session (both client/s and therapist/s) will be encouraged to speak consciously about their personal needs/boundaries/fears/desires prior to the session commencing.

Hugs are great.  However, we understand that some people may have boundaries around touch.  So permission is always asked rather than assuming that a person would enjoy a hug.

Yoni is a sanskrit word for Vulva/Vagina/Pussy – according to tantric philosophy the Yoni is the source of all that exists and represent Shakti and Devi, the creative force that moves throughout the entire universe.

Lingam is a sanskrit word for Penis – loosely translated as the Wand of Light that channels creative energy and pleasure.

Full Body Massage also known as Loving Touch or Sacred Sensual Massage.  This is a sensual awakening session, in which the client is nude, and the entire body is massaged, including in men the penis and prostate and in women, the yoni and breasts. It is a complete massage with every body part included unless specifically requested otherwise.

A Stress Management Massage is a therapeutic bodywork experience that includes the whole body minus the genitals.  It does however include breasts and buttocks, as well as reflexology to face, feet and hands and unwinding of the belly.

The Mini-Surrender session is a shorter, entry level sensation building session that allows the client to dip their toes into BDSM whereas the Absolute Surrender Session is a deeper dive that includes role play and significant fetish and fantasy implementation.

No, Kissing is fluid exchange, and a high risk behaviour that could  spread STD’s. Therefore it is not encouraged. Unless of course you are attending a Couples Intimacy Session, then kissing is encouraged between people that share a fluid bond. 

Pick Your Session...

1. Hot Stones

A beautiful treat when it’s cold outside and your body is aching for touch and deep nurturing. My Hot Stone Massages are not your everyday beauty treatment. These full body massage sessions are grounding, relaxing and rejuvenating. Giving you the space to drop into your body with purpose and intent whilst the stones go about repairing sore muscles, increasing energy and improving circulation. During your 90 min Hot Stone Massage you can relax back and allow the heat and the aromatherapy wax to re-calibrate the body.

2. Sacred Hot Stones

Feeling like you need a complete treat? Enjoy being cocooned in warmth, while your body, mind and soul receive nurturing touch with my two hour Sacred Hot Stone Massage. This sacred therapy is perfect for you if you need to forget about the worries of the world for a while. This multi layered massage, will allow you to succumb into complete relaxation. The heated stones and aromatherapy wax are massaged all over your body. Toe Stones, Belly Stones and a heated Spinal Lay are all part of the treatment.

If you are feeling like it is time to start feeling great again and reconnect with yourself, boost your self confidence as well as your immune system, de-stress and receive some beautiful loving bodywork, I encourage you to call me to book some time to nurture yourself, so that you too may start enjoying your life with bliss, love & anticipation. 


My Passion

Is to listen, support, guide, nurture and inspire men, women and couples to experience juicy optimal wellbeing through consciously created bodywork sessions, intimacy retreats and talk therapy
The Process To Get Started...

1. Get In Touch

Let's have a chat so we can discuss your needs and create a plan

2. Choose a Date

Let's synchronize our calendars, day/evening/weekend

3. Payment in Advance

Secure your booking with a deposit via Direct Debit, PayPal or Stripe

4. Turn Up & Enjoy

The excitement will be building...I look forward to meeting you soon

Connect With Me

Address: 327 Ngutumanga Road
RD3 Te Aroha - New Zealand

Mobile: +6421 025 12226
landline: 07 888-0850

Email: pauline@nurturingmassage.co.nz


See you soon, Pauline xx

Please know... Everything you share with me is kept strictly confidential.