Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The direct, penetrating heat given off by the basalt stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to access deeper muscle layers for a more thorough massage.
The stones are placed on certain "energy points" or acupressure points of the body, including the spine, hands, feet and even toes to help prepare the body for massage. The therapist will typically combine these super-smooth stones and complementing oils with steady pressure (either full body or targeted areas) to warm muscles, tendons and ligaments, which can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Like most massage techniques, hot stone massage is proven to be safe and effective in treating a litany of conditions, including pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic musculoskeletal conditions, pain and tension resulting from strained muscles, muscle spasms and chronic stress, while increasing joint flexibility.
The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which improves circulation and "energy flow" throughout the body, aiding in detoxification, stimulating our immune system and improving digestion.
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