Benefits Of Hot Stone Massage

A classic massage treatment that incorporates heated stones is called Hot Stone Massage. Not just any ordinary stones are used in this massage but stones that effectively absorb and retain heat like basalt stones. The stones are very smooth and have no rough edge.

If you also want to experience hot stone massage, then you can also schedule an appointment via Before your appointment in the day spa, the stones are first sanitized by the therapist who then heats them in water with a temperature of 120 to 150 degrees. The client's body is first applied with oil so that the stone may glide smoothly on the skin.

The heated stones may be placed on particular body parts such as spine, palm of hands, belly and between the toes to allow energy flow in the body. The therapist may also use the stone instead of his or her hands in massaging the body.

The stones used in this massage treatment are of diverse sizes and shapes. Since the heat of the stones is mainly responsible for relaxing and easing out the strained muscles, the therapist need not exert too much pressure in massaging.

In general, hot stone massage benefits the body by promoting absolute relaxation of tissues and muscles, easing stress in the body, releasing toxins from the body, relieving pain and aches, enhancing circulatory functions and calming the mind. Hot Stone Massage also assists in treating arthritis, anxiety, insomnia and depression.