The massage revolution comes with volcanic stones
VOLCANIC STONE MASSAGE
The volcanic stone massage acts on muscle aches and stimulates a feeling of general relaxation. The hot stones exert a relief on the body that facilitates the flow of vital energy.
- Improves and stimulates circulation.
- Increases the tone and firmness of the skin and superficial tissues.
- Relieves back pain, shoulder pain and other joint pain.
- Produces deep relaxation
- Harmonizes the body
- Increases energy and the feeling of vitality.
- Eliminates toxins from the skin.
A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It is used to help you relax and relieve tight muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout the body.
During a hot stone massage, soft, flat, warm stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat.
The stones can be placed:
- along your spine
- in your stomach
- on the chest
- in your face
- in your palms
- on your feet and toes
Masseurs can hold hot stones while massaging your body using Swedish massage techniques such as:
- long strokes
- circular movements
Sometimes cold stones are also used during a hot stone massage. Cold stones can be used after hot stones to soothe congested blood vessels and to soothe the skin.
All massages generally fall under the umbrella of alternative medicine. They are becoming a popular complementary therapy for many conditions. Here are some of the benefits of receiving a hot stone massage:
1. Helps relieve muscle tension and pain.
Heat has long been used to relieve muscle tension and pain. Helps increase blood flow to the affected area. It can also reduce muscle spasms and increase flexibility and range of motion. Cold therapy helps relieve inflammation. Depending on your symptoms, it may help to alternate hot and cold stones during the massage.
2. Reduce stress and anxiety
Massage therapy can be effective in relieving stress. A ten-minute massage improved cardiovascular responses, such as stroke volume. In the workplace they significantly reduced stress compared to a 15-minute break without massage.
3. Promote sleep
Massage can be an alternative to sleeping pills for adults with insomnia. Research showed that back massage helped promote relaxation and sleep.
4. It can help alleviate the symptoms of autoimmune diseases
Hot stone massage can relieve painful conditions like fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread chronic pain.
Who can benefit from a hot stone massage?
Anyone experiencing muscle tension and pain, insomnia, or stress can benefit from a hot stone massage. If you have a chronic condition that causes pain, talk to your doctor to see if a hot stone massage is a good option for you.