Your hot stones treatment is likely to last about an hour; plenty of time for melting away all your knots, aches and worries. Always tell your therapist about any medical conditions you have – particularly if you have heart disease or high blood pressure.
What does a hot stone massage do to your body?
Hot stone massage therapy helps melt away tension, ease muscle stiffness, and increase circulation and metabolism. Hot stones, when coupled with massage, also help to expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body.
What does a hot stone massage include?
Share on Pinterest A hot stone massage involves flat basalt stones being immersed in hot water and then placed onto specific parts of the body. During a hot stone massage, the techniques of a regular massage are applied. However, the therapist also works with hot stones that are placed on specific parts of the body.
How are hot stones used in a full body treatment?
A hot stone massage is both deeply relaxing and therapeutic at the same time. Both the heat and weight of the stones help loosen tight muscles and soothe trigger points in the body. Muscles are relieved without deep tissue work as the heat penetrates the areas needing release.
Is Hot stone massage better than deep tissue?
Deep tissue massage is used for our clients to treat chronic pain and limited range of motion; improve posture, balance and movement; and help our athletes train. Hot stone massage is used for the same reasons you would use a heating pad, to relieve the tension of your muscles by the use of heat.
What do you wear to a hot stone massage?
Dress comfortably. Avoid wearing many layers of clothing when you go for a massage. A hot stone therapy session will require you to be naked but you will be appropriately covered with a blanket during the session, exposing only a part of the body being treated at a time.
Are hot stones worth it?
The bottom line
Studies show that a hot stone massage may be a helpful way to reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and ease pain and muscle tension. It may be helpful for a variety of conditions and circumstances.
Does a hot stone massage release toxins?
By doing so, movement of energy known as qi or chi is stimulated and in this way the effects of stress are eliminated and healing is facilitated. Hot stone massages also help in releasing toxins, relieving pain and improving circulation.
What should I do before a hot stone massage?
Before Your Hot Stone Massage
- Don’t eat anything for a couple of hours before, and also avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol too.
- Give yourself time before your therapy to have a warm shower or spend some time in the spa’s sauna or Jacuzzi. …
- Talk to your therapist beforehand if this is your first hot stone massage.