Hot stone therapy is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body.
What’s the benefit of hot stone therapy?
The benefits of hot stone thearpy include: lymphatic drainage and cleansing; decongestion of the liver by relaxing ducts; detoxifies blood with sweating much the same as a sauna; helps with hydrating and flushing cells; improves circulation; relaxes muscles, soothes aches; increases range of motion in joint movement and relieves stress.
Who is suitable for hot stone therapy?
Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet. It’s also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure.
Who needs avoid hot stone therapy?
If you have any of the following medical health conditions, hot stone therapy should be avoided entirely or on isolated areas of the body where there may be certain injuries or illnesses, such as: recent burns (including sun burn), deep vein thrombosis, cancerous tumors, myocardial infarction, pregnancy, diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, fever, open wounds or skin lesions, acute Inflammation and any other condition which makes massage or heat applications inadvisable.