Hot Stone Massage
June 12th 2010 10:28
Hot stone massage is long known and is administered through the tactical placement of heated stones at key pressure points on the body. It is a traditional massage modality that is performed to reduce muscle adhesions, improve blood circulation and ease tension. By the placement of heated stones at particular points like back and legs, muscles are prepared for deep tissue massage and relaxation.
The Therapist will administer utilizing a heated stones and rubbing your body with these stones to produce a heavenly relaxing and healing experience. The warm heat produced by the hot stones assist in relaxing the muscles. It lets the Therapist apply deep pressure. Deep tissue massage helps in reducing the stiffness of the muscles and relaxes the entire body by enhancing the blood flow. Deep tissue massage and pressure is one of the features that make hot stone therapy so popular. The massage therapy also helps in flushing out the excess of toxins from the body. A hot muscle therapy can help in reducing these ailments:
1. Muscle pains and aches;
2. Effects of anxiety and stress
3. Upper and lower back pain
6. Symptoms of arthritis
The hot stone massage makes use of river rocks that are smoothened by the river current with time. These stones are made of basalt and help in providing deep relaxation to the body. These stones have high iron content and are therefore able to retain heat. After storing in water they are heated to a specific temperature. This technique is very famous among those who are undergoing any kind of stress related symptoms and those who are comfortable with lighter massage strokes. The hot stone massage helps in deeper relaxation because the muscles are heated and prepared to gain maximum benefits from this therapy.
The idea of hot stone massage may sound whimsical to many but the effects of this therapy are amazing and it calms the body by redefining the blood flow and rejuvenating the soul.
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