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Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation. Each 1 ½ -hour hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. Our professional massage therapists also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones which offers enhanced benefits.
The heat from the stones enables the muscles of the body that are aching and/or sore to feel relaxed. This is just one of the benefits of a hot stone massage. Let’s go over some of the other possible benefits:
- Improves circulation and blood flow within the body and could prevent many major and minor health problems.
- Reduces pain and discomfort during the massage. Even a deep tissue massage becomes relatively painless after the hot stones have been placed on your body.
- Alleviates stress and enhances your mental clarity. This could help treat mental disorders and might also improve memory and focus.
- Regulates symptoms associated with painful conditions, especially arthritis. Calms the nerves and ensures optimum functioning of the nervous system.
Intensely comforting and remarkably gentle, hot stone massage is a unique pampering experience that is perfect for those who prefer a lighter massage with many of the benefits of deep tissue work. With hot stone massage therapy, the heat conducted by the smooth stones used during the massage loosen and relax tense muscles, promoting deep relaxation that allows a massage therapist to manipulate the muscle intensely without causing pain or discomfort.
Hot stone massage is a variation of traditional massage techniques and engages the use of smooth stones containing basalt, which retains heat well. The smooth, rounded stones are heated in water to the ideal temperature and then placed in optimum spots on the body, such as the spinal column, and placed in the palms of the hands and between the toes. The stones are also often used as massage implements and help massage therapists deeply massage the muscles with minimal discomfort. Many hot stone massage clients enjoy the comforting warmth provided by the stones, making this type of massage very popular.
Hot stone massage offers many benefits. The warmth of the stones is welcomed by clients with cold feet, and the heat can spread warmth and also increase circulation throughout the body. Hot stone massage effectively zaps tension, relieves stress, and many report its ability to alleviate symptoms of disorders like depression, insomnia and arthritic stiffness.