Benefits Of Hot Stone Massage
The use of heated stones to relieve tired muscles dates back over 3000 years in China and was thought to also be used by ancient Egyptians. In Bali it is believed that the batu stones are filled with the vitality of the water that flows over them. The Native American culture has long used hot stones during ‘sweat lodge’ ceremonies to cleanse the mind, body and spirit. The modern day hot stone therapy combines massage techniques with the use of thermotherapy to provide a powerful healing therapy.
The use of Hot Stones with massage enhances the massage experience. Warm stones are placed on particular areas of the body to increase the circulation of blood and lymph. The warming of the soft tissue in conjunction with massage techniques allows the therapist to work deep into the muscle tissue to relax muscles, relieve aches and pains and restore movement. The detoxifying benefits of increased circulation can aid the liver and alleviate organ congestion. Ancient healing systems used thermotherapy along meridian points which they believe assists in removing energy blockages that lead to the development of disease and chronic illness.
There are medicinal and subtle energy benefits to Hot Stone Massage. These include…
Stress relief and deep relaxation. A Hot stone massage can help you ease mental stress and tension as well as ease symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression.
Relaxes muscles, soothes aches and pains. Increased circulation allows the therapist to work deeper into the muscle tissues without applying harsh pressure. For some this can be more beneficial than Swedish massage or remedial massage as it encourages a gentle healing of the muscle tissues without discomfort of additional pressure often used by therapists to work deeper into tough areas. This can leave you feeling physically better than other massages with an invigorating, uplifting result.
Improves circulation and encourages elimination and detoxification. The heat from warm stones placed on trigger points in the body will penetrate deep into the body tissues and dilate blood vessels and improve circulation. Increased circulation delivers more nutrients and oxygen to the area enhancing elimination of stored toxins and aids in detoxification.
At The Bamboo Day Spa we offer Warm stone massage, Balinese massage, reflexology and facial treatments…. and many others.