Hot Stone Therapy Massage
Hot Stone Therapy uses heated rocks as therapeutic instruments to prolong the benefits of regular massage for the body, face, hands and feet. Hot Stones can be used within relaxation and deep tissue remedial treatments to enhance the effects and experience.
The application of heavenly heated rocks stimulates your circulation, encouraging the flow of blood enriched with oxygen and nutrients which accelerates healing. Applying heated rocks to sore muscles eases tension, alleviates stiffness and increases flexibility. Chilled rocks may also be used to reduce inflammation.
The gentle weight of each rock combined with massage helps to push toxins out of the muscles and into the lymphatic system to assist in eliminating metabolic waste. The strategic placement of either heated or chilled rocks on the neck, shoulders, back and arms, prepares the areas for deeper massage. The heated and chilled benefits of the rocks on the body acts immediately, even before the therapist incorporates a massage. The rocks combined with massage, in effect magnifies each massage stroke because the muscle tissue has been ‘loosened’ by the rocks. The benefits go beyond the therapist’s hands alone.
Hot Stone Therapy encourages the release of endorphins. When incorporated into a regular health and fitness program, Hot Stone treatments improve the integrity of soft tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments) reducing the likelihood of injury. Hot Stone Therapy helps to increase the elasticity of collagen fibres in tendons, promoting greater flexibility.