Hot Stones theraphy

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A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat.

Massage therapists may hold heated stones as they massage your body using Swedish massage techniques such as:

  • long strokes

  • circular movements

  • vibration

  • tapping

  • kneading

Sometimes, cold stones are also used during a hot stone massage. Cold stones may be used after hot stones to calm any engorged blood vessels and to soothe the skin.

 

All massages generally fall under the alternative medicine umbrella. They’re becoming a popular complementary therapy for many conditions. Here are some advantages of getting a hot stone massage:

  • Helps relieve muscle tension and pain

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Promotes sleep

  • May help relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases

  • May help decrease cancer symptoms

  • May boost immunity

Hot stone massage may be a helpful way to reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and ease pain and muscle tension. It may be helpful for a variety of conditions and circumstances.

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