Hot Stone Massage
How does Hot Stone differ from other massages?
Hot stone massage uses heated stones that are placed on specific points on your body. Massage therapists may also hold the stones during the massage to apply heat. The localized heat and weight of the stones are said to improve circulation and warm tense muscles, allowing the massage therapist to apply deeper pressure.
The Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
Some people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and deeply relaxing. Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly. It's also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles using lighter pressure.
What To Expect During a Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone massage may begin with classic massage techniques to prepare the body's muscle tissue. The therapist will place a sheet or towel over you before placing the two rows of warm stones on your back. Stones may also be placed on your stomach, palms, feet, toes, chest, and face.
Warm stones may also be placed on your legs, abdomen, between your toes, in the palms of your hands, or on your forehead.
After the stones are placed on your body, it may take a few minutes for the heat to penetrate the sheet or towel so you can discern whether the stones are too hot. If the stones are too hot or uncomfortable, be sure to let the massage therapist know immediately.
Who Shouldn't Receive a Hot Stone Massage?
While hot stone massage is safe when performed by a trained and licensed massage therapist, it's not right for everyone.
Consult your doctor if you have a medical condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, varicose veins, migraines, autoimmune disease, decreased pain sensitivity, cancer, autoimmune disease, epilepsy, tumors, or metal implants, or are on medication that thins the blood.
If you have had recent surgery or have recent wounds or areas of weakened or inflamed skin, hot stone massage is contradindicated.
Pregnant women and children should avoid hot stone massage.
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