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Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is an ancient healing technique that has been used for centuries to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension, and enhance overall well-being. Different from other massage techniques, Hot Stone Massage uses heated stones to relax muscles and ease tension.
The stones are typically made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat well. Flat stones are placed in a specialized heater and warmed to a specific temperature… so they are hot enough to be beneficial to your body, but not hot enough to burn your skin.
Once heated, the therapist will place the stones on specific parts of your body (i.e. your back, your legs, your arms, etc). The heat from the stones helps to increase blood flow, reduce muscle tension, and promote relaxation.
As the heat relaxes your muscles, the therapist is then able to deeply massage your body using a combination of the heated stones and their hands.
Benefits Of Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Hot Stone Massage provides a wide range of benefits for both your body and your mind. Here are just a few of the many benefits you’ll enjoy:
- Relieves Muscle Tension, Pain & Stiffness
- Increases Blood Flow
- Promotes Healing
- Reduces Inflammation
- Promotes Better Sleep
- Reduces Stress & Anxiety
- Boosts Immune System
We invite you to enjoy the unique healing you'll receive
from a Hot Stone Massage!
IMPORTANT: Check with your doctor before starting hot stone massage sessions if you have any health concerns or risk factors.
If this is your 1st session, please arrive 15 minutes early to get checked in. If you’ve been here before, please arrive at least 5 minutes before your session time.
If you arrive late, you will have to reschedule your session.
Hot Stone Massage is a type of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones to help relax muscles, ease tension, and improve circulation. The stones are typically placed on specific areas of the body, such as the back or abdomen, and can also be used as a massage tool by the therapist. Hot stone massage is a popular and effective form of alternative therapy that can provide numerous physical and mental benefits.
Hot Stone Massage is a unique type of massage therapy that combines the benefits of heat therapy with traditional massage techniques. Compared to other types of massage, Hot Stone Massage can be more relaxing and therapeutic due to the added warmth and weight of the stones. It can also be particularly effective for releasing tension in the muscles and reducing pain and stiffness. However, Hot Stone Massage may not provide the same level of deep tissue work as some other massage techniques.
First, make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before and after your massage. Additionally, avoid eating a heavy meal before your massage, as this can make you feel uncomfortable and bloated. Finally, to extend the benefits of the massage, try to incorporate self-care practices such as stretching, meditation, or yoga into your routine.
While some studies show Hot Stone Massage is beneficial in reducing stress and anxiety, improving circulation, and relieving pain associated with various medical conditions – such as fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis – there is limited scientific evidence available at this time, and more research is needed to fully evaluate its effectiveness.
While Hot Stone Massage is generally a safe treatment, it may not be safe for people with certain medical conditions or sensitivities. For example, people with diabetes or neuropathy may be at higher risk for burns or skin damage from the heat of the stones. Additionally, people with conditions such as deep vein thrombosis, hypertension, or skin disorders may need to avoid or modify hot stone massage to keep from worsening their condition. If you have an underlying medical condition, it’s important to consult with a qualified massage therapist and/or your healthcare provider to determine whether Hot Stone Massage is safe for you.
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