What is Hot Stone Massage?
If you’re looking for a stress-busting treatment designed to relax and unwind, there’s nothing better than a hot stone massage. Popular for its ability to soothe both mind and body, the hot stone massage uses a combination of gentle oils and natural stones in a bid to ease muscle tension, improve circulation and promote wellbeing. Bliss has never sounded so good…
The hot stones will warm up your tissues and the deep strokes of the massage will disperse any tension held in your muscles. By the end of the massage your muscles will therefore be supple, leaving you feeling calm and deeply relaxed. This is the ultimate in massage!
What happens during a hot stone massage?
Firstly, the stones are heated in a hot stone warmer where they will be maintained at a constant therapeutic temperature, whilst keeping them ready for use at any time. You will be made comfortable on a massage couch where only the part of the body being massaged will be exposed.
Warm oil is then massaged into your skin, followed by massage using the hot stones. The heat from the stones and the massage skills of your therapist result in deep penetration into the muscles, thus enhancing the therapeutic effects.
What are the benefits of a hot stone massage?
Hot stone massage is ideal for inducing complete relaxation and aiding sleep, reducing inflammation or congestion and relieving aches & pains.
- Promotes deep relaxation
- Relaxes tense muscles
- Can help to alleviate aches and pains
- Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
- Enhances therapeutic effect of deep tissue massage
- Aids decongestion
- Reduces inflammation
How many treatments are recommended?
One hot stone massage will definitely be beneficial bringing to you a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing and by producing physical benefits where required. However, monthly treatments are recommended to help maintain optimum health and wellbeing.
If you are a sports performer, at any level, a sports specific massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:
- The conditioning/ training phase
- Pre and Post competition
- During competition
- Post travel
- Injury prevention
- Injury recovery
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