Hot stone massage is a natural therapy in which heated stones are positioned on parts of the body to maximize the therapeutic benefit. The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles. It’s proven to provide Instant Pain Relief, Improved Blood Circulation, Deep Relaxation.
Note: Hot stone massage is best suited for people with chronic muscle pain conditions, it also helpful to release stress and cure insomnia.
THE BENEFITS OF HOT-STONE MASSAGE :
1.Helps relieve muscle tension and pain
Heat has long been used to ease muscle tension and pain. It helps increase blood flow to the affected area. It may also reduce muscle spasms and increase flexibility and range of motion. It has shown effectiveness in variety of painful body diseases such as arthritis, musculoskeletal stiffness, etc.
2. Reduces stress and anxiety
Hot Stone massage has been proven to have soothing and calming effect on the senses. Going for a hot stone massage will bring down your stress level and can also treat your anxiety. This fact has even been supported by a lot positive results of several researches.
3. Promotes sleep
Sleep issues are the bulging problems with almost everyone these days as a result of stress, work-pressure, busy schedules. Sleep issues take the form of insomnia not just with old people but its present with the young ones as well. Hot stone massage helps promote relaxation and sleep by triggering the happy hormones in the body. Hot Stone Massage helps you enjoy more restorative sleep and makes you wake up with double energy, increased alertness, filled with positivity.
4. Helps to relieve pain caused by autoimmune diseases
Hot stone massage may relieve painful conditions such as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread, chronic musculoskeletal pain. It has also been found to be effective on people with rheumatoid arthritis. In a research, Hot Stone Massage Recipients had experienced less pain, greater grip strength, and a greater range of motion after one month of hot stone massage.
When you shouldn’t take a hot stone massage?
• If you have open wounds, rashes, cuts, burns and sunburns on the skin.
• If you have infections and illness such as fever, cold, varicose veins and other bacterial and viral diseases.
• If you have Heart diseases, high blood pressure, blood thickening problem, swelling on your hands and feet.
• Diabetes makes the hands and toes numb and feeling less, people in such cases cant measure the heat required for them or the amount of pressure required.
• If you are under influence of drugs or alcohol.
How Often Should you take Hot-stone massage?
Hot stone massage can be taken once a week in cases when people are suffering from chronic pain. In normal situation it can be taken as often as twice a month or more.