Have you heard about hot stone massage?
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. The direct heat relaxes
the muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with
If you have never experienced this unique indulgence, you owe yourself
this exquisite moment. Stone massage is a unique connection we experience
with nature, offering a sense of profoundness and sacredness that
we too often forget. It's a deep healing and unique moment that
enhances our awareness and brings us closer to our true essence.
It is the perfect treatment that is as enjoyable and healing for
the client as it is for the practitioner.
In cases of muscular injury and inflammation, frozen, cooling marble
stones are used. This creates a type of thermotherapeutic 'vascular
gymnastics' in the circulatory system to help the body detoxify
and heal. The warmer stones expand the blood vessels, pushing blood
and unwanted waste materials through the body. This has a sedative
effect on the nervous system. The cold stones cause the blood vessels
to constrict, stimulating the nervous system and drawing blood and
waste products along the body. This ensures that every cell in the
body receives more oxygen and nutrients while at the same time waste
material is removed more effectively through the corresponding increase
in lymph flow. Not unlike changing the old oil and filter in your
car for a newer filter with clean oila service for the body.
It is quite an experience to feel the deeply relaxing, penetrating
heat from the basalt stones alternating with the toning and refreshing
coolness of the marble stones. The use of extremes of temperature
has long been scientifically and medically proven to be of benefit
to the body. Those who wish to relax and tone their muscles with
a minimum of effort see this in the use of ice packs for muscle
trauma and the use of saunas.
Stone massage makes you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you to let
go of all the stress that is held within your body and adding aromatherapy
to your hot stone treatment, well what can I say! It has an amazing
affect on your mood and physical well-being. It is really an amazing
experience to have and offer to the ones you love!