Hot Stone Massage
What is Hot Stone Massage?
The ultimate indulgence in relaxation, Hot Stone massage is an ancient practice dating back thousands of years. This treatment is performed by a qualified massage therapist who will use smooth black rocks that have been pre-heated to a uniform temperature to perform your massage. The stones retain heat and are even believed to help improve the flow of energy in your body.
What are the benefits of a Hot Stone Massage?
In addition to loosening muscles, the heat from the massage stones open up blood vessels and improve circulation. Improved circulation allows more oxygen to be delivered to the muscles, which helps alleviate aches and pains. Other Hot Stone massage benefits may include:
- Chronic -pain relief
- Significantly reduced stress and anxiety levels
- Enhanced Flexibility
- Releasing of toxins
- Helps to promote better sleep
What is involved in a Hot Stone Massage Treatment?
Your therapist will place heated stones on specific areas of your body. The weight and heat of the stones help to relax the muscles, allowing your therapist to apply deeper pressure to some areas without causing discomfort. Hot stone massage is usually a full body treatment allowing for total relaxation.
Who benefits from a Hot Stone Massage?
Hot stone massage is recommended for anyone looking to relax. People have reported particular improvement after hot stone massage with conditions such as hypertension, auto-immune conditions and aging related conditions.
It is advised that pregnant women and children do not have hot stone massage.