What is Hot Stones Therapy?
Hot stones massage has been around for many years in many different cultures by healers who found heating stones from river beds or the sea by using hot water or fire helped healing by relaxing the muscles.
A hot stone massage is a massage technique using hot stones. By massaging the area to an effective tissue and muscle pressure that is comfortable to the client. The pressure can be adapted using the hot stone which allows the therapist to go deep into the muscle, yet allowing the muscle to remain relaxed due to the heat from the stone. The shape and size of the stones helps give a deep tissue massage and is easy on the joints of the therapists hands.
The heat from the stones relaxes muscles, this increases the blood flow to the area being worked on helping to accelerates the healing process. This increase in circulation and the relaxation of the muscles also helps the client to relax. By having the client relax this helps the muscles to stay relaxed which results in the therapist getting deeper into the muscle.
Having a hot stones massage can help the following conditions including: