Hot stone massage
Hot stone massage is a type of deeply relaxing and enjoyable massage which is performed using volcanic stones in order to eliminate deep muscle tension and fatigue.
Benefits of hot stone massage:
In hot stone massage, heat and weight of the stones, have a great impact on softening of regional tissues. This massage utilizes a pressur of oil massage. Together with heat from the stones, this massage is able to relieve pain, bring balance and coordination as well as relaxation. In addition, hot stones which are placed on the spinal cord, help in calming the central nervous system.
Hot stone massage is recommended to those who suffer from deep muscle cramps and would like to eliminate them using a gentle massage without application of too much pressure.
Some of the other benefits of hot stone massage are listed below:
Strengthening of the nervous system
Beneficial fibromyalgia patients
Hot stone massage techniques:
Prior to hot stone massage, volcanic, salt and marble stones are warmed in hot water and rolled in oil. During the massage, different-sized hot stones are placed on key pressure points on the body which enables them to relieve tension deep down the muscles. At the end, cold marble stones are placed on specific regions of the body and the use of heat and cold, aids one self’s balance.