Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each 1 hour hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body.
The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing access to the deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Benefits of Hot Stone Therapy:
§ Provides relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions
§ Decreases pain and muscle spasms
§ Reduces chronic stress and tension
§ Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
§ Relieves pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles