Environmental pollution and lack of physical activity, all add up to make you vulnerable to diseases. It becomes imperative to unwind and rejuvenate for better health and happiness. Hot Stone Massage is a therapy used extensively to provide deep relaxation to the body. Read on to know how it works.
What is a Hot Stone Massage Therapy?
No doubt, any massage works wonders to relax your body, but the hot stone therapy has a deep relaxing effect. Natural stones made of basalt are used for the therapy in which the stones are first heated in water. Since the high iron content present in basalt has the capability to hold heat for longer, it gets slowly transferred to the body. Therefore, the technique combines the benefits of massage along with thermotherapy for a deep action.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy Benefits
#1 Relieves Stress
A deep massage is not only helpful in relaxing the body but also calming the mind. The hot stones have a sedative action. When placed on the triggers points over the body, it helps the mind to relax, thereby reducing stress. You can feel the inner tranquillity in every session. A regular massage using hot stones may increase focus and boost decision making.
#2 Reduces Pain
Since the heat from the natural stones is slowly transferred to the body, it helps in relaxing the muscles. It reduces soreness and provides instant relief from pain. It is one of the best natural ways to reduce body pain effectively without any medications. An experienced massage therapist has the ability to manipulate deep tissues by transferring the heat and reduce deep muscular pains.
An Experienced massage therapist can manipulate deep tissues by transferring the heat to reduce muscular pains.
#3 Increases Flexibility
Although any kind of massage may help in increasing flexibility of joints, a massage using hot stones is more profound. People with arthritis and chronic pain in joints have seen great results with the therapy. It aids movement and eases mobility by increasing the flexibility around the joints
#4 Improves Circulation
Poor circulation may lead to built up of lactic acid in the muscles, which may cause fatigue. The hot stones when placed on the trigger points, penetrates deep into the body stimulating the blood vessels for a better circulation. The real message thereafter facilitates the flow of blood increasing circulation.
#5 Promotes overall health
A Hot Stone therapy promotes overall health by rejuvenating the body and directing the flow of energy in the right way. It helps in reducing pain and stress related to chronic diseases and fibromyalgia. It also helps in preventing sleep disorders as it induces sleep and relaxation. It is also helpful for patients dealing with anxiety, depression and other mental illness. Apart from this, a relaxing Hot Stone Massage also helps in releasing toxins from the tissues and aid better health.
A word of Caution
Since the therapy requires placing the hot stones at special trigger points in the body, you must not try it at home. Consult a licensed massage therapist before taking any therapy and know about its suitability to your body. Take a tour of Inspire Salon and Day Spa and speak with one of our experienced massage therapist with any questions.