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Hot Stone Massage: A Simple Definition

03 Apr Posted by in Blog, Massage | Comments Off on Hot Stone Massage: A Simple Definition

hot-stone-massageA hot stone massage is perfect for anyone who is seeking to relax and indulge in a full body experience that will relieve their aches and pain. Many people seek out a massage as a form of treatment and a way to relieve stress. In ancient times, massages were used to help treat medical conditions and also relieve any chronic pain that a person was experiencing.

Most hot stone massage are about an hour to an hour and a half long. The massage is performed using stones, typically river stones because they are smooth. These stones are heated in a warm bath prior to the massage and will be hot, but not too hot, when placed on the client’s body. The heat therapy is one of the many reasons people love hot stone massages and find them relaxing.

The hot stones are placed in designated places all over the body to trigger relaxation. There are different types of stone therapy massages. Some of them include hot and cold stones, some only hot stones, others will incorporate massage techniques, some only focus on the stones, sometimes the stones are placed everywhere on the body and in some instances, stones may only be placed in key locations.

Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

There are many benefits to receiving a hot stone massage and these benefits include:

A reduction in stress and tension

  • Relief from conditions such as fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, and arthritis

  • Increases the flexibility within the muscles and tendons

  • Improves mobility

  • Reduces muscles spasms

  • Helps decrease pain felt in the body

  • Increases blood circulation

  • Relaxes the colon

  • Detoxifies the body

If you are curious about how a hot stone massage can benefit you, speak with your local massage therapist. A hot stone massage is worth the time to receive the benefits. This type of massage is best for anyone who deals with a lot of stress, chronic pain, and also limited mobility. Improvements are felt almost instantly and when you leave the spa facility, you will feel much better.