Hot Stone Massage is a traditional healing ritual practised for over 3000 years in ancient India, China and North America. This massage therapy uses the heat from basalt stones to warm and relax the muscles, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Basalt is a dark, volcanic lava stone that retains heat very well and also releases this heat to the body. The heat transferred from the hot stones to the deep muscle layers results in improved circulation, stress reduction, pain relief and the elimination of toxins from the body. With the elimination of waste from the body and reduction in stress, many clients notice improvements in energy levels after a single hot stone treatment.
WHAT CAN IT TREAT?
Hot stone massage helps relieve muscle tension and pain. It may also reduce muscle spasms, increase flexibility and range of motion. The massage technique also reduces stress and anxiety, promotes sleep and may help relieve symptoms of Autoimmune diseases, strained muscles and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Hot stone massage may relieve painful conditions such as Fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread, chronic pain. As the hot stones promote deeper muscle relaxation, studies show that those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, benefit from this moderate-pressure massage. Lastly, hot stone massage may help decrease cancer symptoms and boost immunity.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A HOT STONE MASSAGE?
Anyone who is experiencing muscle tension and pain, insomnia, or stress may benefit from a hot stone massage. If you have a chronic condition that causes pain, talk to your doctor to see if a hot stone massage is a good option for you.