Hot stone therapy / massage is a kind of massage that uses treated volcanic rocks such as basalt and basinite that are believed to promote relaxation as well as eliminating negative energy within the client’s body, mind and soul.
These stones are carefully gathered and handcrafted for various sizes, shapes and weights according to what part of the body it will be used on. It could be as small as the size of the thumb or could be as large as about 2 to 3 pounds of weight. On most treatment, the stones are put on the chakra points of the body along the spine. The chakra points are the body’s energy centre. It is believed to vitalize the physical body. When stimulated, it balances energy flow throughout the body.
Hot stone therapy / massage is likewise considered more gentle to the body compared with Swedish massage or deep tissue massage since hot stone practitioners use the stone instead of their hands to massage. However gentle it may seem so, therapists are able to reach ten times deeper during the massage than through the use of mere fingers making it more intense than a regular Swedish massage.
The stones are heated using water with temperatures ranging from 120 – 130 degree Fahrenheit although usual treatment requires alternating the use of hot basalt or basinite stones and much colder stones like marble ones. It is believed that the combination of warmth and cool treatment encourages the body to relax, detox and heal.
Other benefits of hot stone massage / therapy include:
- Muscle relaxation
- Easing stress and recharge your energy levels
- Releases toxins
- Improves blood circulation
There’s also lots of health conditions treated with hot stone therapy / massage. Some of these health conditions include:
- Muscle and back Pains
- Stress, Anxiety
- Circulatory problems
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Most of all, hot stone therapy / massage are best suited for people who deserve some nurture and pampering. This means after every treatment, you will not only feel rejuvenated but beautiful and special as well.