HOT STONE THERAPY- Heated Stone Massage
HOT STONE THERAPY PRODUCES SOOTHING EXPERIENCE AND CALMS OUR BODY AND MIND. THE SLOW RELEASE OF HEAT FROM THE STONES STIMULATE AND RELAX THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM. THIS AIDS THE MUSCLES IN RELEASING TOXINS AND HELPS THE BODY HEAL NATURALLY.
It softens tense muscles, easing pain and spasms and brings about a feeling of peace and well-being. Relaxation spreads throughout the tissues. Stress is released. Body, mind, and spirit are energized and rejuvenated.
How Does Hot Stone Therapy Work?
This practice allows the recipient to focus deep within and release all stress and tension.
The Below Infographic shows how Hot Stone Therapy works.
Often, recipients go into a meditative state or fall asleep. Deep sleep is a restorative state during which the body can perform healing processes.
After a hot stone massage, the recipient should lie down a few minutes to allow the body to integrate the healing process thoroughly.
A further hour of leisure time is recommended to allow the body to absorb the full benefits of the treatment. Other helpful actions include drinking lots of water for rehydration, eating fruits and vegetables, or sitting quietly before transitioning to daily activities.
Who Should Not Receive Hot Stone Therapy Massage?
As a general rule, children and pregnant women should not receive hot stone massage therapy. People with varicose veins, wounds or open skin infections should not receive this therapy
Hot Stone Therapy is not appropriate for individuals who have had bypass surgery, have pacemakers, who are using muscle relaxants or blood thinners (such as Coumadin), have an adverse reaction to heat, are experiencing menopausal hot flashes, or are very elderly.
People with certain conditions should use hot stones or heated mats only at low to medium heat (90°-120°F). These conditions include
- Chronic high blood pressure
- Lymphoderma, cardiac and liver problem
- Kidney disorders and organ transplants
Also, people with a history of arrhythmia or epilepsy, anorexia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic headaches, acute fever, or rheumatoid arthritis should avoid using Hot Stone Therapy
People in any of these categories should consult a physician and thoroughly discuss the possible effects of this therapy before using this product.