The Benefits of Using Hot Stones in Massage
If you haven’t experienced the soothing warmth of smooth, heated stones placed on your body, we invite you to discover your new favorite cool-weather treat. Hot stone massage is a luxurious and therapeutic treatment that offers a wide range of benefits, both physical and mental.
Benefits to the Muscular System
Hot stone massage is particularly beneficial for relieving muscle tension and pain. The heat from the stones helps to relax tense muscles, increase blood flow, and reduce inflammation. This can be a welcome relief for people who suffer from conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
In addition to relieving pain, hot stone massage can also help to improve flexibility and range of motion. The heat and pressure from the stones can help to break up scar tissue and adhesions, which can restrict movement. This can be especially beneficial for athletes and people who have suffered injuries.
How it Works
Hot stone massage is typically performed with smooth, basalt stones that are heated to between 120 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit (a steady 145 degrees here at Relax). The stones are placed on specific points on the body, such as the back, neck, shoulders, and legs. The therapist may also use the stones to massage targeted muscles.
The heat from the stones penetrates deep into the muscles, providing a relaxing and therapeutic effect. The stones can also help to release endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.
What to Expect
If you’re new to hot stone massage, you can expect everything you love about our signature massage plus the extra benefits of heat therapy and targeted work. The therapist will begin by consulting with you to discuss your individual needs and goals. They will then warm the stones to a comfortable temperature and place them on your body at times during the course of your massage.
At Relax, our therapists will use a variety of massage techniques, both with and without the stones. The pressure of the massage will be tailored to your comfort level.
Here are some additional, commonly accepted benefits of hot stone massage:
- Improves sleep
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Boosts the immune system
- Promotes overall well-being
If you’re looking for a way to Relax, relieve pain and stress, and improve your overall health, hot stone massage is a great option. It’s a safe and effective treatment that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
We invite you to come and experience the benefits of hot stone massage for yourself. We look forward to helping you achieve your wellness goals.
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