Why Hot Stone Massage
What does a hot stone massage actually mean and what do these black stones actually do?
Well, hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth heated basalt stones to massage with, as an extension of their own hands. The main benefit is essentially that the heat from the basalt stones helps helps to warm up tight muscles faster, deeper and allows the therapist to work more efficiently without using significant pressure and allows for better pain relief. This allows deeper relaxation for the client.
Hot stone massage also helps to improve circulation, helps to flush out metabolic waste from soft tissues, alleviate stress and improves on muscle flexibility.
All in all, a hot stone massage can provide additional benefits to a standard deep tissue therapeutic massage and of course is very warming in the cold winter months.
Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage, not only helps to melt any stress or tension away as a result of the heat, for access deeper layers of muscle without too much pressure helping deep relaxation of muscle tension but also has other health benefits including:
- Improved blood circulation
- Increased metabolism
- Reduces muscle spasms