Hot Stone Massage

What is Hot Stone Massage?

Hot Stone Massage. stones on back - side viewHot Stone Massage, or Stone Therapy, is an ancient healing art that was rediscovered in 1993 by Mary Nelson in Arizona, USA. It has been used in many different cultures for many years. Healers used rocks from river beds and warmed them in hot coals or water. Placing the hot stones on the body would help to relax the muscles and reduce pain or discomfort, boosting a healing process.

Stone therapy is the application of either heated or chilled stones to the body for the purpose of changing the physiological responses within the body, to promote healing.

Hot Stone Massage. pebble on wavy sandBasalt stones used for this therapy are dense, volcanic stones. They hold their heat for a long time and release it slowly. They have energy and healing properties. The stones are not shaped, they are natural pebbles from the Earth.

How can Hot Stone Massage help you?
Hot Stone Massage. stones against blue skyEvery body has the ability to heal itself. Stone therapy effects chemical, physical and spiritual healing within the mind, body and spirit. It goes beyond the physical experience of typical massage, and enters deeper dimensions of relaxation, health and well-being, creating a positive approach to body-mind-spirit philosophy. Stone therapy takes you to dimensions of yourself that you were unaware of. This is the therapy for today’s over-accelerated rhythm of life and subsequent amount of stress that people carry on their shoulders and within themselves. It helps you to be yourself again.

What happens during a treatment?

Hot Stone Massage. stones in actionYour therapist will discuss with you and make notes on your medical history, along with some personal details.
You will then relax on a special massage couch and your therapist will apply oil to the skin and start to glide the stones across your body.

Hot Stone Massage involves the application of water-heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage.
This form of massage is like a passive exercise - our organs and systems having a workout while our bodies and minds relax.

It is believed that when you increase the blood flow through the skin, detoxification is increased, supporting the liver, bowel, kidneys and the lymphatic and circulatory systems.
All areas of the body’s systems continue to respond for seventy-two hours after a Stone Therapy treatment, during which time healing occurs within the body.

Who can find Stone Therapy beneficial?

Stone Therapy has been successful in relieving many acute chronic conditions including
* back pain,
* insomnia,
* muscular aches and strains,
* rheumatic and arthritic conditions.
* Fibromyalgia
* Multiple Sclerosis
* Poor circulation
Stone massage is also known to be highly beneficial in the relief of stress, anxiety, tension and depression.

Stone Therapy for Fertility

“The long understood healing properties of basalt stones are stability and strength, clarity in difficult times, easing anger and promoting understanding in such situations. It has been said to enhance the reproductive system and increase fertility.” (Quote from the official La Stone Therapy website.)

Hot Stone Massage. stone decorative pile

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