Massage is one of the best ways to get rid of accumulated stress and tension. It allows rapid relaxation and instant relaxation that leaves the body refreshed and re-energized. However, there are several types of massage, each with its own therapeutic benefits. Among these massages, we will mention the one with hot stones.
What exactly is it?
The hot stone massage consists of using volcanic basalt stones, heating them and placing them on the areas to be treated. These stones have a flat, smooth shape and have the ability to store heat for up to an hour. For this, they are immersed in hot water for a few minutes. Then, they will be placed on the sensitive points of the body for a successful thermotherapy. The heat provided by these stones penetrates the body and relaxes the muscles for a pleasant feeling of comfort, well-being and total relaxation.
What are its benefits ?
Hot stone massage brings many therapeutic benefits to the body. The heat from the stones stimulates blood circulation, which helps get rid of accumulated toxins in the body. It’s also great for unwinding and releasing tension. This has a positive impact on physical and mental health and on improving the quality of sleep. Hot stone massage is a good option for athletes who want to calm muscle pain and recover quickly after an intense training session.
How is the session going?
The hot stone massage session begins with an oil massage. It is generally a vegetable oil mixed with a few drops of essential oil taking into account your need. Then, a manual massage is applied to wake up the muscles and make the body ready to receive the heat from the stones. Then, these will be deposited on the body, on the areas to be treated. It can be the back, the palms of the hands, the legs... or others. This is how the sensitive points of energy will be stimulated. The hot stones will remain in place for a few minutes before being removed.
Also note that before doing a hot stone massage, it is essential to see its contraindications. This is prohibited for people with heart failure, respiratory diseases or diabetes. It is also contraindicated in pregnant women or those suffering from varicose veins.