Hot Stone Massage
What is a hot stone massage?
Hot stone massage is a natural therapy that uses heated smooth stones to relax tensed muscles. The stones have been used for therapeutic treatment by many cultures for thousands of years. Due to the properties of basalt, a black volcanic rock, the stones have an ability to absorb and retain heat for a longer period of time.
Before the client arrives, the stones are sanitized and heated to 120 degrees. The session starts face down with a traditional warming massage, then adding the heated stones of different shapes and sizes. They will be placed on specific parts of the body to improve the overall flow of the energy.
The hot stones have a proven calming effect and help in muscle relaxation. To maximize the benefits of the therapy, the stones are also used to massage the body and they can be combined with the aromatherapy.
When is the hot stone massage recommended?
This type of massage is recommended for people who have muscle tension. The heat of the stones helps to relax the muscles and work them using the lighter pressure. The hot stone therapy serves the same purpose as a classic massage and helps to relief:
- Anxiety and depression
- Headaches and insomnia
- Chronic fatigue and stress
Cautions and contraindications for hot stone massage
Hot stone therapy has the same contraindications as the remedial massage treatment. This type of massage is not appropriate for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, tumors, sunburns, open wounds, etc. We recommend discussing health conditions with your therapist.
How can a hot stone massage benefit you?
Many people report a significant improvement from the very first session of the hot stone massage. This therapy has both physical and mental benefits. Some of them are:
- Pain and tension relief
- Muscle relaxation
- Improved circulation
- Reduced stress
- Easier movement
- Improvement of digestive disorders
If you are looking for a Hot Stone Massage in Sage Creek Winnipeg, book an appointment online.We would be happy to treat you!