Hot Stone Massage is a magical ancient technique which has been developed and perfected over centuries into what it is today.
Smooth stones made of basalt volcanic rock are warmed up and retain heat well for long-lasting warmth during your massage!
Your experienced massage therapist can incorporate them into almost most massage treatments, and hot stones are best used in Swedish relaxation, Lomi Lomi and for deep tissue/sports massage.
They can be used for the entire duration of the massage, or used intermittently, depending on what you want to get from your massage treatment.
The result is a beautifully soothing and deeply relaxing massage!
Here are 5 more reasons why Hot stone massages are amazing!
1. Ultimate Relaxation
Heat is a natural relaxant. It sends signals to the brain, telling the mind to relax.
This, in turn, tells the body to relax, allowing your muscles to loosen up and for muscular tension to be released.
This is especially beneficial for people who generally experience excessive stress or suffer from anxiety. Hot stones can help even the most tense people relax more, and therefore get more from the massage treatment.
2. Relief for muscular pain/ spasm.
Hot stones can be incorporated into most types of massage, including remedial massage…and can fast track penetrating muscles on a deeper facia level to relieve muscular tightness, aches and pains.
Sometimes the muscles can be so tense, that they are difficult to work through.
The use of hot stones may provide an extra layer of relaxation that is sometimes needed to be able to effectively ease muscular tension, especially for clients who experience discomfort during a deep tissue/ remedial session but still want tension release.
3. Improve Circulation
Massage has been shown to improve circulation in the body, and the heat from hot stones takes it to the next level of effectiveness!
As the heat from the stones penetrates the muscle tissues, your blood vessels may open up more.
As a result, you may experience improved circulation, as more oxygen is able to reach your muscles, improving their functionality and easing muscular discomfort.
4. Energy Healing
A great hot stone massage not only benefits the body; it may also benefit the mind.
Traditionally, hot stones have been used for energy healing, during which they are placed on key energy points of the body.
At Hum Healing Hive, we like to place the stones on key vertebrae up the spine, and use them on specific muscle groups and meridian lines to help clear blockages and help the energy in the body to flow more freely.
The muscle is warmed and energy is released, further improving your body’s natural healing.
5. Promotes Better Sleep
This ultimate relaxation massage may help to improve your quality of sleep!
Having a far more restful sleep, is only going to help you feel more energised and alert when you wake up!
If you’ve never experienced a HOT STONE MASSAGE, maybe now is the time to try it for yourself?
Contact your therapist and discuss a hot stone treatment thats just right for you!