A hot stone massage is a type of one of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body activities. In Polokwane we are providing these services in very fair rates.
During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body just like back. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. According to the University of New Hampshire Health Services, hot massage stones are heated to between 145 and 155 degrees.
The stones placed during massage:
- Along your spine
- Above your Chest
- In you Palms
- Feet and toes
Massage therapists may hold heated stones as they massage your body using Swedish massage techniques such as:
- long strokes for few seconds
- circular movements as needed
- vibration, move up and down
- tapping just like bonusing
- and kneading
Some benefits of hot stone massage
All massages generally fall under the alternative medicine umbrella. They’re becoming a popular complementary therapy for many conditions. Here are some advantages of getting a hot stone massage at reconnect day spa.
Helps relieve muscle tension and pain
Heat used to ease muscle tension and pain. It helps increase blood flow to the affected area and the area where blood is not flowing. It may also reduce muscle spasms and increase flexibility and movement. Depending on your symptoms, alternating hot and cold stones during your massage may be helpful for flow of blood.
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Reduces stress and anxiety and tension
It’s the position of the American Massage Therapy Association that “massage therapy can be effective for stress relief.” Research supports their opinion. Almost 70% of our population suffering from stress and anxiety. Stress is main problem of out lives. We don’t care about our muscles and take medicines that effect our body badly. Massage is best for reduce this kind of problems. Many search reports tell us that hot stone therapy is best for that.
A 2006 literature review found massage may be an alternative to sleeping pills in adults with insomnia. This is a simple thing, if you body is active and healthy sleep issues will not appear. It repairs your body muscles and activate them via heat. Heat is a natural thing that we are using for flow of blood for a long time. It help to reduce sleep problems.