What is Hot Stone Massage Therapy?
A stone massage is basically a type of massage in which flat and smooth some are used, they are warmed a little bit before using it and then they are used at some of the key points on the body to make it heal and relax from within. The basalt stones are used in a hot stone massage therapy, so that you get the maximum benefit of the massage that refreshes you and help you increase your immune system.
This basalt stone is kept in an electric cooker or a heating device, which is actually filled with water and then the water is heated in not more that 35 degree Celsius, which make the stone warm into that extend which is bearable to a human body. While the stone is getting warm and are ready to use, meantime the massage therapist will perform basic massage that rejuvenate the body and as well as relaxes it at the same time.
Once the stone is sufficiently warmed, then they carefully place in some of the key points of the body, such as in the back, legs or hands, etc. After some time, the therapist will start the massage again with the help of this warm stone, till they get into normal room temperature. Some of the massage also consists of using cold stone for massaging purpose as well. Performing hot stone massage therapy helps a person to get mental and as well as physical pain relief by melting down all the tension, increasing the metabolism and blood circulation. It also eases the stiffness of muscles of the body, which indeed helps the person to get relaxed and refreshed after the session is over.
The idea of using warm stone in a massage is that, the direct heat which comes from the stones helps the muscles to get even more relaxed and as well as allow the therapist to perform a deeper level of body massage, which indeed offers enhanced experience and benefits to the person, who have gone through this wonderful massage therapy. If the hot stone massage therapy is combined with strong full body massage then will provide effective healing benefits to the person and may give some relief to some of the problems like stress reduction, chronic pain and immense body and mind relaxation. So if you want to try out massage therapy, then you should go for a hot stone massage therapy.