Since primitive times Stones were worshipped as cultural symbols. The obelisks of Ancient Egypt, the monoliths of Gaul, the Stonehenge of the Celts, the heads of the Easter Islands, the pyramids of the Mayas, the Monumental Valley of the Indians. The human being has always interpreted in the stones mysterious forces. Like the poles of the Earth, also the stones possess geomagnetic properties, incorporated in the Earth for millennia they have been charged positively and negatively.
For millennia, naturist medicine has been united with the stones. Shamans, naturopathic physicians and healers made use of the power of energy coming from geophysics and heat to capture direct influence on the meridians of the body.
What is Hot Stones massage about?
Hot stone therapy is a special massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands, along your legs and between the toes. Typically from river beds, basalt stones are used for massage as they have a rich iron content that retains heat. Cold marble stones are often used in the treatment to help aid with detoxing and healing the body.
A hot stone massage may begin with a traditional Swedish massage technique to prepare your muscles. Your spa therapist will then place the warm stones on key acupressure points on your body and along you chackra system. The stones will heat up the body seamlessly, sending gentle and soothing heat inside your body and increasing your body temperature. The heat of the stones, the relaxation of the muscles, and the sense of released combined, sends the body into a restorative mode.
The Massage therapist will massage your neck, back, arms and legs, with and without the stones. You should always tell your spa therapist if the stones are too warm or the pressure is too intense.
What are the benefits of Hot Stones Therapy?
- Detox and heal through increasing your lymphatic flow and encouraging your body to remove waste products.
- relaxing tense muscles
- aiding in pain relief: some doctors are recommending it for the treatment of arthritis, fibromyalgia and hypertension
- It may help you combat some of the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- It supports proper functioning of the nervous system, promoting better sleep
- It can help reduce stress by releasing muscular tension
After this therapy, the body will feel at ease, relaxed and calm, because it stimulates the circulation of the blood, influencing the vital energies and supporting the lymphatic fluids. It also loosens the tensions in the soft tissues and in the meridians stimulating all the internal mobility with the heat that emanate from stones.
Precautions to consider:
Hot stone therapy is not recommended for anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, varicose veins, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, decreased pain sensitivity, recent wounds, areas of weakened or inflamed skin, tumours, metal implants, recent chemotherapy, radiation or surgery or are on medication that thins the blood. Also, If you think you may be pregnant, let your therapist know.
If you have a serious medical condition you need to provide your massage therapist with a letter from your doctor or practitioner confirming that the treatment is suitable for you.
Ita also recommended to allow plenty of time for your hot stone treatment; arrive 10 minutes early to allow yourself time to relax. Avoid eating a heavy meal or drinking alcohol prior to the treatment.
If your want to try this powerful experience, you can book an appointment for a hot stone therapy in the following link: