Hot Stone Massage
What is Hot Stones Massage?
Hot stone massage is a speciality massage that uses smooth, heated stones. The massage involves the application of water-heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage and as the stones cool the therapist replaces them with hot stones again. The basalt stones used are a form of black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well which enables a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage.
The history of Hot Stones Massage:
Hot stone massage has ancient roots and stones have been used for divination, warmth, healing and protection since the beginning of time. The Japanese use stones to warm their abdomens to aid digestion and the Chinese have been using hot stones to relieve muscular pain for some 4,000 years. It was also used as an ancient healing tradition in India when river stones were warmed in hot coals or hot water. By placing the hot stones on cloth on the body and arranging them along the energy centres of the body, a healing process was said to occur.
This process ensures that every cell in the body receives more oxygen and nutrients while at the same time waste material is removed more effectively through the corresponding increase in lymph flow. The hot stones are thought to connect the flow or paths of energy together in order to rebalance the body and mind.
During the massage, the therapist warms up the body with traditional Swedish massage, then massages you while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another.
The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.
Hot Stone Massage can benefit the following symptoms:
- Muscular aches, pains, sprains, and strains
- Poor circulation
- Rheumatic and arthritic conditions
- Back pain
- Stress, anxiety and tension
Therapist(s) offering Hot Stone Massage :
|Massage - Hot Stone - 60 Minutes|
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