Hot Stone Service
Hot stones massage is a natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned on parts of the client’s body or used as an extension of the therapist’s hands to maximize the therapeutic benefits. The stones used are typically river rocks or other very smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt. These stones are heated in sanitizing water before use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels.
A hot stone massage combines thermotherapy with massage techniques to provide an effective healing therapy. The use of natural stones in conjunction with massage uses powerful earth energies to help the patient heal. The contrast of hot and cold temperatures forces the muscles to dilate and contract. This creates pumping action for moving fresh fluids through muscle tissue and spaces in the joints. Combining this with deep tissue movements or other forms of massage creates a powerful detoxifying and invigorating treatment.
While a variety of techniques of massage are effective in relieving pain caused by tense muscles, stiff joints or injuries, a hot stone massage may provide greater relief due to the intense nature of the massage. Because the hot stones allow the therapist to sink into the muscle a little further, you may find that a hot stone massage leaves you feeling physically better than a treatment without the heat.
Poor circulation can lead to fatigue, which tenses the muscles, and a buildup of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles. Increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, which can help ease aches and pains. The heat from the stones penetrates into your deeper body tissues, which opens your blood vessels and improves circulation to the affected area.
Hot stone therapy amplifies all of the benefits of massage therapy. Body of Health is so excited to offer hot stones at the clinic. This treatment takes healing to the next level. Have you had your hot stone massage lately?
Top 10 Benefits of Hot Stone Massage:
- Relieve muscle spasm, pain, tension & improve the muscle relaxation.
- Releases toxins & improves skin appearance
- Significantly reduce stress & anxiety
- Improves blood circulation and flow of energy
- Helps to promote better sleeps
- Helps to reduce & manage stress
- Helps to create a sense of comfort and warmth
- Helps in decreasing cancer symptoms
- Helps in relieving the symptoms of autoimmune diseases
- Helps in increasing joint flexibility