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Hot Stones Therapy
What is Hot Stones therapy?
Hot stones therapy is also known as hot stones massage therapy or Thermal Stones massage.
It has been used in many different cultures for many years. Healers used rocks from the river beds and warmed them either in hot coals or hot water.
The technique utilises delicate cut and heated volcanic basalt stones. These types of rocks are chosen because they retain heat well and have a relaxing effect on the muscles. These stones are heated in 120-150F degree water in preparation for the treatment.
Placing the hot stones on cloth on the body and arranging them along the energy centers of the body open up meridians of energy throughout the body. This helps to relax the muscles and reduce pain or discomfort, boosting the healing process.
It is usual for several different massage techniques to accompany the hot stones therapy. The most popular type of massage is the Swedish massage.
The Swedish massage is a very physical massage; the therapist will use fingertips, hands, wrists, elbows and upper arm. The pressure is generally stronger than most other types of massage. It is not painful but as it is a deep tissue massage pressure is applied allowing all of the fibers in all the layers of the muscles to release tension and toxins.
The benefit of the stones allows the massage to be deeper and more intense as heat penetrates the body and relaxes the muscles.
What does it involve?
The client lies on a couch or a series of flat hot and cool stones – covered by a thick towel – that trace the spine. The therapist applies oil to the skin and glides the stones across the body’s meridian lines. In some treatments large stones are placed on the body, in the palms of the hands, and coin-sized stones are lightly wedged between the toes.
Heated Chakra stones align and balance chief energy centres, benefiting the whole body, not just specific areas.
What are the benefits of having a Hot Stones treatment?
Hot Stone therapy can help in the treatment of for following issues:
This treatment also helps to improve circulation and can help reduce stress, anxiety, tension and depression.
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