Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone massage therapy is a type of massage that promotes a feeling of deep relaxation and wellbeing using both hot and cold stones along with various massage techniques. The hot stones used are usually volcanic rocks like basalt, while the cold stones are sedimentary stones like marble. The stones are heated or chilled in various temperatures and may come in all shapes and sizes. Once the client’s preferred stones have been placed around and on their body, a soothing massage ensues.

Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage

As it supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself, stone therapy massage improves lymph and blood circulation, increases cellular activity and balances the energies in the body. All of these contribute to the enhancement of bodily functions. A session can help with a range of conditions affecting the mind, body and emotions such as the following:

👉🏻 Inflammation
👉🏻 Muscle injuries
👉🏻 Back and neck pain
👉🏻 Joint pain
👉🏻 Stress and anxiety
👉🏻 Depression
👉🏻 Insomnia and other sleep issues
👉🏻 Fibromyalgia
👉🏻 Rheumatoid arthritis
👉🏻 Pain and other side effects of surgery

How does Hot Stone massage therapy work?

Stone massage therapy uses hot and chilled stones as the combination of alternating temperatures is deemed to be very beneficial. The heated stones are placed on acupressure points along the spine, on the palms, on the feet and between the toes, or on the stomach, to allow the heat to relax the muscles and prepare the body for a much deeper massage experience. Also, they can be placed on the body’s energy points called chakras to help create both physical and mental balance on the body’s energy level.

Cold stones, however, are used to restore the body to a state of harmony by reducing and/ or treating inflammation, by removing blood from swollen areas, and by rebalancing the male and female energies in the body. In addition, they are used for detoxification. Using heated and cold stones altogether can help improve the functioning of the circulatory system and aid the body with its self-healing processes.

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