Updated: Jun 14, 2018
Hot Stone Massage, Why it is so good for you in Winter (and Spring, Summer and Autumn)?
There are many benefits from receiving a hot stone massage. It is one of my favourite massages to give (and receive). If it’s something that you’ve been wanting to do for some time then don’t put it off for another second. It’s one of the best things you can do for both your mind and body.
The first benefit of receive a hot stone massage is the most obvious. The hot stones make your muscles more relaxed. That means as your massage therapist, I can more effectively relax your muscles without the need of deep, sometimes painful massage techniques . There are also a whole host of other benefits to this that I'll mention throughout this blog.
Pain relief is one of the most important benefits of a hot stone massage. The relaxed muscles allow the massage therapist to work their magic better. Many people feel immediate relief from the heated stones, making this a drug-free pain relief method that’s actually good for your body. As many of the over the counter and prescription pain relievers have serious side effects, it is great to be able to use massage to avoided the need for pain relievers.
Improved circulation is another benefit of hot stone massages. Poor circulation can lead to fatigue. This tenses up your muscles and causes build-up of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles. Increased circulation will deliver more oxygen to the muscles. Which will help ease aches and pains. You’ll notice a difference the minute you step off the table. You’ll feel more than just limber. You’ll actually feel the improved circulation. You’ll have a spring in your step because of it.
Then there’s the one benefit that everyone enjoys the most. Especially those of you that are stressed out all the time. A hot stone massage is extremely relaxing. You’ll feel the stress melt away. Every second will seem like it’s erasing a minute’s worth of stress. You may even lose track of time. It can be that relaxing. There is simply no drug in the world that can reproduce this effect.
Along with stress reduction a hot stone massage can also improve your mental health. Those who are experiencing depression or anxiety may notice a decrease after receiving a massage. It should be noted that you can’t replace your current treatment with massage. Instead, use it along side with your current treatment. This way you can get the maximum benefits and improve your medical condition.
I studied the Hahana Hot Stone method:
"Taking its name from the Hawaiian word for ‘heat/hot’, Hahana Stone Massage is based on procedures used in the world’s top Spas, utilising various Lomi-Lomi techniques which mimic a firm yet gentle stream of flowing water. It is a holistic treatment which uses both physical and metaphysical energies to deeply relax and revitalise".
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What Happens During a Hot Stone Massage?
Before you arrive, the massage therapist sanitises the stones and heats them and the oil in a bath of approx 52 degree water. The stones themselves are usually basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well and has been smoothed by natural forces in the river or sea. You usually start face down, with the therapist working on your legs and back. First, the therapist warms up the body with traditional massage strokes then massages you while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another. The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes—big ones on the big muscles, smaller ones on smaller muscles.The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body. Be sure to speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense. And you can always ask them to stop using the stones if you don't like how it feels.
How Much Does a Hot Stone Massage Cost?
A hot stone massage is more expensive than a basic relaxation massage because it requires more preparation and clean-up and usually runs longer. A typical hot stone massage is $100-$180, but the price can go higher, especially at a resort or hotel spa.
Who Shouldn't Get Hot Stone Massage?
Hot Stone massage is not appropriate if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or are on medication that thins your blood. You shouldn't get a hot stone massage if you are pregnant or have a sunburn. You also may want to reconsider if you are menopausal as it may trigger a hot flush.
Massages are a great way to improve your health and to simply feel better. Make an appointment today to receive a Hot Stone treatment. It’ll do more than just improve your physical health. It’ll also improve your stress levels as well. All natural can be a wonderful way to go. That’s why you need to schedule your ultimate relaxation experience today, especially with a great 15% discount going on right now (ends June 2018).
I look forward to helping you warm up soon xx
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