Hot stone massage is a special massage where smooth, heated stones are used by the therapist by placing them or rubbing them on the body. The heat from the stones leads to deep relaxation and to warming up of the tight muscles enabling the therapist to work more deeply and more quickly.
For hot stone massage therapy, the therapists mostly use basalt stones mainly because of their various properties that include their non-porosity, their smoothness and their ability to retain heat longer than any other type of stone. Moreover, these beautiful stones come in different sizes. For performing specific massage strokes, the massage therapist places smaller tooling stones and for treatment for a longer time, he places the larger placement stones at one spot of the body. Moreover, the therapist gives slow and gentle strokes in a way that people feel grounded, comforted and calm. Some massage therapists use the energy lines or meridians of the body to place hot stones for energy work. 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. People who have experienced massage with heat get so many healing properties that they keep coming back for these massages.
-Relaxation and healing;
-Provide textural variety;
-Increase local circulation;
-Warm and influence soft tissue structure;
-Support deep muscle tissue release;
-Balance central nervous system;
-Calming, refreshing and stimulating;
-Chronic muscular skeletal condition;
-Recent soft injury;
-Broken and inflamed skin;
-Thrombus and Deep veins thrombosis;
-High blood pressure;
-Renal disease and Diabetes;
-Rheumatoid arthritis and Gout.
-Varicose veins and vascular conditions;
-High risk pregnancy;