Enosis Day Spa
Hot Stones Massage
Hot stone massage therapy is a totally natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned on parts of the client's body of to maximize the therapeutic benefit of the treatment. The stones used at enosis are smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt and are heated in sanitizing water before use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat throughout the body massage. There are many benefits to a hot stones massage. Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels helping your body to relax totally with added benefits of pain relief. Always check with your doctor before getting a hot stone massage; individuals with certain conditions--including pregnant women and people with high blood pressure--are advised to avoid this type of therapy.
How Hot Stones bring Pain Relief
While all types of massage can help relieve pain caused by tense muscles, stiff joints or injuries, a hot stone massage may provide greater relief due to the intense nature of the massage. It is important to let your enosis massage therapist know if you feel that the heat from the stones is too much or that the pressure they are using is too harsh.
How Hot Stones Massage help Muscle Relaxation
The heat from the stones helps your body muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely stiff or tight, the heated stones therapy may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing tired and sore muscles.
How Hot Stones Massage Improves Circulation
Typically, a massage therapist allows the heated stones to rest on trigger points in your body before beginning the actual massage. As the heat from the stones penetrates into your deeper body tissues, your blood vessels open which will result in increased circulation. Poor circulation can lead to fatigue, which tenses the muscles, and a build-up of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles. Increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, which can help ease aches and pains.
Mental Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage
Hot stones massage therapy can result in mental benefits as well as physical ones in many people. You may find that the relaxation afforded to you through a hot stone massage helps ease some of your mental stress and tension. A hot stone massage may also help you combat some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression and can be an integral part of your treatment plan.