Hot Stone Massage

  
Hot Stone massage is a highly detoxifying type of massage that is done with smooth, heated, basalt stones; a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. The stones are the tools used by the massage therapist. The heat of the stones helps to relax the muscles and stimulate the circulation, allowing the toxins to come up to the surface of the skin. At the same time we incorporate a relaxation masssage technique which helps the muscles even further because of the heat. The heat is both deeply relaxing and assists tight muscles to release more quickly than in traditional massage. Hot Stone massage is the ultimate relaxation massage!
 
 
What you need to know about a Hot Stone treatment:
 
 
Before you arrive the massage therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in 45 to 48 degree water.

During the massage the therapist warms up the body with relaxation massage techniques, then massages you while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools it is replaced with another. Up to twenty five stones may be used in a treatment.

Heated stones may also be left on 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.

If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used.

The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes.
The therapist will check with you that the stones are not too warm and that the pressure is not too intense.
The Benefits of Hot Stone massage:                                                                        
  • Relief from everyday stress & anxiety
  • Clears the mind & soothes the soul.
  • Relief from muscle tension.
  • Alleviates pain & stiffness in joints & muscles.
  • Detoxifying.
  • A boost to the immune system & the lymphatic system.
  • Relaxing and rejuvenating.
  • Oil applied to the stones allows a graceful effleurage movement while warming the muscle.
  • The weight of the stones provides physical & mental comfrort & enhances the compression technique.
 
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