Hot Stone Therapy
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. These treatment dates back 5000 years to the Indian and Mayan cultures. These therapists used "tools" provided from the earth to better heal and calm; their hands were only used for manipulation and some healing. These rocks come from river beds and were warmed on hot coals. The therapist would place these stones along the energy centers of the body, causing healing to occur. These stones seem to connect with the flow of energy to rebalance the physical body, emotional mind and spirit as one. These stones can also be effective when used during Reflexology treatments to de-stress and stimulate tiny nerve endings in the feet.
What are the Benefits of Hot Stone Massage?
The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage. Hot stones expand blood vessels, which push blood and waste through the nervous system. This gives the body a sedative effect. Hot Stone Massage is a deep, healing massage technique to enhance our awareness and bring us close to our true essence. This treatment is as beneficial and healing to the client as well as the therapist.
In cases of muscular injury or inflammation, cool marble stones are used in place of the heated stones. This creates a thermo-therapeutic healing in the circulatory system, helping the body to detoxify and heal. The cool stones constrict blood vessels, which stimulates the nervous system by drawing blood and waste products along the body. By doing this, every cell in the body receives more nutrients and oxygen while removing waste through the lymphatic system.
Healing improvement occurs in clients who suffer from the following conditions:
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"Not only did the Hot Stone Massage help my aches and pains, but it felt wonderful as well!" - K.E., Chicago, IL
"I love to be pampered, as well as relieve sciatic pain in my lower back." - G.P., Park Ridge, IL
"My therapist used hot and cold stones for different problems in my body. The combination of hot and cold felt incredible and so did I after I left!" - J.P., Hinsdale, IL