Hot Stone therapy has been used in many
different cultures for many years. Placing the hot stones on the body and
arranging them along the energy centres helps to relax the muscles and reduce
pain or discomfort, boosting a healing process. Massaging with the stones gives
a deeper and more intense massage as heat penetrates the body and relaxes the
How do Hot Stones work?
Hot stone massage can help relax the body's muscles and soft tissues, alleviate pain, improve circulation and help rid the body of toxins. This type of massage treatment can also reduce stress, promote calmness and increase relaxation. Many hot stone massage enthusiasts even claim they experience a sense of enlightenment, inner peace and renewed spirituality after a hot stone massage session.
THE BENEFITS OF HOT STONE MASSAGE
There is an ever-growing body of research that confirms the positive effects of massage on the cardiovascular, lymphatic, integumentary (including fascia), musculoskeletal, endocrine, nervous and digestive systems. "The addition of hot stones to massage therapy helps to increase these benefits," the massage therapist explains." The hot stones soften muscles and allow the therapist to work deeper and facilitate the release of muscle restrictions. The combination of hot basalt stones with cold treatment increases circulation and speeds injury recovery."
Hot Stone Massage provides extra relief
Hot stone massage therapy is recommended, in particular, for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia because the penetrating effects of the heated stones allows the therapist to deliver massage without the need for excessive pressure. Hot stone massage is also helpful in relieving muscle restrictions after orthopaedic surgery. Hot stones and cold treatments are particularly effective with sports injury or over-use injury. Hot stone placement is also used to relieve menstrual cramps.
Summary of Benefits:
More effective than conventional massage due to localised heat penetrating deeper into muscle tissue
Promotes detoxification due to increase in circulation
Improves lymphatic flow and circulation
Improves cellular activity, promoting recovery
Improves joint mobility through heat stimulation and circulation increase
Encourages a good supply of oxygen and nutrients to the skin and muscles
Opens the Chakras (energy centre)
Helps restore the body’s natural equilibrium