Hot stone massage
Hot Stone Massage is a form of massage therapy that follows the same principles of Swedish and deep tissue massage but with the addition of heated smooth volcanic rock stones. Hot stone therapy can help with deep relaxation, reducing chronic muscle tension and easing discomfort and pain.
Information about hot stone massage
The history of hot stone therapy
Hot stone massage therapy began some 5,000 years ago in India by Hindus as part of the traditional medicine system known as Ayurveda. 3,000 years later the practice was adopted in China where "Bian" stones were used while burning mugwort to treat disease, and digestion was improved by placing heated, shaped stones on their abdomens. Hot stone healing later made its way to Hawaii where medicine shamans, or "Kahunas" as they are traditionally known, would wrap heated lava rocks in leaves to bring pain relief to the body.
What happens during a hot stone massage?
A hot stone massage will usually begin with a traditional Swedish massage to relax any tension in your muscles. Your therapist will then place the warm stones the main acupressure points along your body. These areas include your spine, chest and stomach as well as your face, palms and feet. Your therapist may also use the hot stones as an extension of their hands when massaging and use techniques such as long strokes, circular movements, tapping, kneading and vibration to warm and relax your muscles and allow deeper pressure to be applied during your massage.
Hot stone massage reviews
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Update - had a hot stone massage with Fi which I was a little apprehensive about as I hadn’t had one before.. and oh my goddd I would never get anything else now!! Fi was communicative and always made sure the stones were the right temperature and that I was comfortable. Amazing experience. Next time I want an Indian head massage. 😍
What are the benefits of a hot stone massage?
Adding heat to specific areas on the body enhances the feelings of deep relaxation and tranquility.
Those who suffer with body aches, muscular neck or back pain will benefit from increased blood flow and flexibility to the affected areas.
Regular hot stone massages can offer a natural aid to reducing stress and anxiety and alleviating depression symptoms.
Those suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic pain conditions can enjoy the effects of heated stones without excessive massage pressure.
Enjoying a hot stone massage and gentle touch in a peaceful setting can help you feel better, happier and calmer.
What issues could a hot stone massage help address?
A hot stone massage is a form of alternative medicine massage therapy and bodywork involving the placement of a number of either heated or cooled stones to the body for the purpose of pain relief, relaxation and therapy.
Anxiety and depression
Researchers did a study on the benefits of massage for those suffering with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and found the regular massages and relaxing surroundings improved their symptoms. The overall benefits of massage therapy to your mood may also help address symptoms of depression.
If you suffer with fibromyalgia, arthritis or have trouble with headaches, neck, shoulder or back pain, Swedish massage therapy could help to alleviate your symptoms and provide short term relief.
Mobility and circulation
The gentle massaging of muscles and ligaments allows for a greater range of motion to be possible in most cases. Massage also promotes blood circulation which means many people feel more energetic after a massage.
Both emotional and physical stress causes muscles to tense. Booking in for a Swedish massage can help you to relax, alleviate the tension built up in muscles and help to improve your mood - it's also a bit of time for yourself where you can shut the stress of daily life out and bask in some much needed me-time.
Relaxation techniques are recommended for sleep disorders, so if hot stone massages help you relax it may be worth including them as part of your self-care routine.
Hot stone massage therapy focuses on muscle relaxation through the use of heat, this will help you thoroughly relax and feel soothed. If you need to relax more, try making hot stone massages part of your self-care routine.
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Your hot stone massage questions answered
Life can be stressful enough without wondering about what happens during your massage session. We've put together some of our most frequently asked questions to give you a guide, if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 0114 3830405.
Alternative therapies you might like to consider
If you're looking for something more hands on than a hot stone massage then we do have other styles of massage available.
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