As the name suggests, hot stone massage involves the use of Hot Stone Massage. Therapists use hot river stones or lava shells, as they are soft and perfectly retain heat.
Before the massage, the therapist heats the stones to approximately 45° C using a special heater. Do not consider the stones too hot or burned because the home therapist ensures the temperature is ideal. They will not use microwave ovens or other means to heat the stones, resulting in uneven or inaccurate temperatures.
There are several different hot stone massage techniques, and some of them will depend on the individual therapist. Typically, however, stones are placed on the body at specific anatomically oriented points or energy points that help balance and circulation. In addition to keeping the stones in place, the therapist will also perform Swedish Massage on your body.
Is Hot Stone Massage Good for You?
Many people are delighted with the sensation of hot stone massage. They reported relief from back pain and reduced anxiety and stress. So it sounds like hot stone massage is good for you, although more research is still needed to figure out why this is.
Top 10 Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
The benefits of hot stone massage are extensive and sometimes individual. Here are our top 10:
1.Comfort and Relaxation
Think of the pleasure of warming yourself by the fireplace on a cold day, and you will understand why the warmth of hot stones is so soothing and relaxing. It’s as if you were hugged tightly, right into your soul. It just seems that you are “at home.”
2. Heat Helps Create Depth
One of the main benefits of hot stones is that the heat penetrates your body, providing many of the benefits of a deeper massage. It allows you to relax the muscles, which allows the masseuse intensely. Work very deeply, without the pressure that they would apply in deep tissue massage.
3. Stress and Pain Relief
Heat is a well-known natural pain reliever. If stress is causing pain or soreness, heat can effectively relieve tension and, therefore, pain. It is thought to be because when heat is applied to an area, it increases blood flow to that area, which can help relieve spasms and allow the joint or muscle to flex gently and restore movement and mobility.
4. Massage for relieving stress and anxiety
The hot stone massage is effective in reducing stress and anxiety. It’s interesting to know why. Massage stimulates many processes. Endorphins and other hormones are released to make you feel good. Second, to reduce stress and anxiety simultaneously, the level of “stress” hormones, such as norepinephrine and cortisol, decreases.
5. Helps you Sleep Well
One of the great benefits of a home hot stone massage Tacoma is that it can help you get deeper, more relaxed, and more relaxed sleep. In addition, one study found massage is especially beneficial for reducing insomnia in postmenopausal women. So it certainly promotes good sleep for everyone we meet!
6. Strengthens the Immune System
Many Swedish massage techniques are also used in hot stone massage. In particular, Swedish massage has been proven to positively affect your immune system, even after just one session. In addition, being hugged and massaged is amazing!
7. Management of Chronic Pain
Massage has been shown to have clear beneficial effects for people with chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Science suggests this is due to lower substance P levels, which is the body’s way of partially transmitting pain signals. Another study found that people with painful rheumatoid arthritis also experience less pain.
8. Cancer Treatment.
Swedish massage combined with hot stone massage helps cancer patients cope with the symptoms of the disease. In addition, it can help people relieve some of the symptoms of cancer.
9. Drainage of Toxins
Many people who perform hot stone massage claim that one of the real benefits of this type of massage is its ability to flush toxins to the skin’s surface and remove them through the body’s natural perspiration. The result is a wonderful radiant glow.
Whether due to the balance of energy flow or some other less understood process in the body and mind, hot stone massage can restore balance, and many people believe it helps in self-healing.
Hot Stone Massage Aftercare
If you are undergoing a hot stone massage, we recommend that you follow our aftercare tips. In particular, remember to drink plenty of water, as heat can lead to sweating and dehydration. Moreover, the movement of toxins is best controlled by flushing water through your system.
For a hot stone massage, tell the therapist about the warmth of the stones. The hot stone massage is not recommended for pregnant women with diabetes, high blood pressure, or weight loss medication.
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