Most people think a hot stone massage is just an incredibly relaxing treatment to spoil themselves with, but it’s not just about the feel good factor; a professional hot stone massage has a number of proven health benefits, too.
We take a look at what a hot stone massage involves and how it can boost your health.
What is a hot stone massage?
Stone massages date back thousands of years and involves placing smooth, flat, heated stones on specific parts of the body, such as your spine, stomach, chest or feet and toes. These areas are said to control your body’s energy flow and when recharged, they help rebalance your body and soul.
Massage therapists may also hold the hot stones and use them to massage your body using long strokes, tapping or circular movements.
What are the benefits?
When the warmed stones are placed on the right trigger points on your body, the heat penetrates tissues, dilates blood vessels, and helps to improve your circulation. You’re circulation has been pepped up, it’s free to deliver more oxygen to your muscles, helping to banish the cold weather related aches and pains!
- Helps relieve muscle tension and pain: we all know that hot compresses help when you have a sports injury, so using hot stones is no different. By helping increase blood flow to the affected area, it can help ease tension and pain.
- Reduces stress and anxiety: massage is known to help you relax, and a hot stone massage is no different. The warm feeling you get from the stones help your every day stresses fade away.
- Promotes wellbeing: a stone massage is one of the most relaxing treatments around, so is a great pick-me-up if you’re feeling a bit run down.
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Fancy treating yourself or a friend? Then why not get in touch and book a treatment today. We promise you won’t be disappointed.