Hot stone massage, as the name suggests, is a type of massage which involves the usage of heated few unique stones to soothe and relax the body. This special massage is being done with different techniques by a therapist by using these stones to achieve the desired results. There are various types of stone that are used for the massage. However, most of the experts use volcanic stones as these stones have the capacity to retain heat for a longer period of time.
How does the hot stone massage therapy work?
When the hot stones are applied blood vessels in the body rise to the surface to dilate.Such an action brings about a pumping action within the circulatory system that drives more blood to the heart and lungs. This action works like a vascular gymnastics for our human body. The entire process makes the body achieve the same amount of rejuvenation and relaxation as jumping in the plunge pool.
Benefits of hot stone massage
Increases blood flow.
Relieves shoulder, back and neck pain.
Reduces menstrual pain.
Lowers high blood pressure.
Promotes relaxing sleep.
Improves elasticity and skin tone.
Helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
Promotes enhanced wellbeing and vitality.
Improves digestion and balances waste removal.