Ever Try a Hot Stone Massage
A Hot Stone Massage is a type of treatment method used by many massage therapists. It’s used to help your body relax, ease muscle tension along with the damaged soft tissues throughout your body.
While receiving this style of massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are heated between 130 and 145 degrees. Your therapist may place the stones along your spine, on your stomach, on your chest, on your face, on your palms and on your feet and toes.
Other than laying them on your body, your massage therapists may also hold the heated stones as they massage your body using Swedish massage techniques.
Top 3 Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
If you think you’ve tried everything possible to relieve your stress, muscle aches, relaxation,
such as physical therapy, chiropractic, yoga, even a Swedish or Deep Tissue massage therapy session and you are still seeing little if any results. Maybe you should give this form of therapy a try. Here are some of the advantages that a hot stone massage has to offer.
Helps Relieve Muscle Tension & Pain
Heat therapy is one of the oldest forms of therapy for pain relief. When heat therapy is applied, it assists with the increase if blood flow to the affected area. Stay consistent with your therapy and find yourself increasing your flexibility and range of motion.
If you suffer from depression, receiving this form of relaxing therapy probably won’t cure your condition. But it may alleviate some of the physical symptoms associated with it such as sluggishness and fatigue.
Boost Your Immunity
There are studies out there, that this may give your immune system a boost. In 2010 a study was done at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, shows a single therapeutic massage session had a positive and sharp impact on immunity. In the study blood samples from the subjects were taken before and after the massage, which showed a decrease in arginine-vasopressin, a hormone that helps regulate the body's blood pressure and water retention.