Hot Stone Massage
A Hot Stone Massage is a type of massage therapy that's used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout you're body. During a Hot Stone Massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific body parts. These stones are made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat.
Where can these stones be placed?
Hot Stones may be placed:
along your spine
on your stomach
on your chest
on your face
on your palms
on your feet and toes
What are the benefits of Hot Stone Massages?
There are many benefits for Hot Stone Massages , however the most prominent benefits are:
1) Helps relieve the muscle tension and pain
Heat has often been used to ease muscle tension and pain as it helps increase the blood flow to the affected area. It also reduces muscles spasms and increases flexibility and range of motion in that area.
2) Reduces stress and anxiety
Many studies have proven that massages - especially Hot Stone Massages- significantly reduce stress and anxiety. For example, a 2015 study found that people who underwent abdominal surgery had less pain, tension and anxiety after receiving a post- treatment Hot Stone Massage.
3) Promotes Sleep
A 2006 literature review found that Hot Stone Massages may be an alternative to sleeping pills in adults with insomnia. The research showed that back massages helped promote relaxation and sleep. In addition, people are more alert, active and positive after receiving a Hot Stone Massage. Massage is thought to help you enjoy more restorative sleep.
4) Helps relieve the symptoms of auto-immune diseases
Hot Stone Massages are known to help relieve painful conditions such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread, chronic pain and ( according to a 2002 study ), people with fibromyalgia who received a 30 minute massage slept longer and had fewer trigger points.
5) Helps decrease cancer symptoms
A large, three year study demonstrated how Hot Stone Massages affected pain, fatigue, stress, anxiety, nausea and depression in 1,290 people with cancer. The study also showed that Hot Stone Massages improved cancer symptoms.
6) Boosts immunity
Hot Stone Massages also gives your immune system a boost. According to a 2010 study, a single session of Hot Stone Massage had a positive impact on immunity. Hot Stone Massages also help regulate blood pressure and water retention.
30 minutes £45
60 minutes £70