A heated stone massage is a technique that is renowned for its healing and relaxing properties while providing individuals with a unique way to indulge. This specialty massage utilizes carefully placed heated stones, which are believed to rejuvenate and soothe the body and mind.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy is a variation of a traditional massage where heated stones are used to massage the body. Before the start of the massage, the muscles are pre-treated for better response, and the assage is generally done with the use of specific oils. Cool stones may also be used alternatively.
As with the other massage therapies, hot stone massage is associated with many benefits. Some of the benefits are easy relaxation of the muscles, helps to get rid of stress, helps to release toxins, and also reduces pain. By improving circulation throughout the body it promotes overall health. Hot stone massage is used as a therapy to relieve certain health problems such as arthritis, anxiety, stress, back pain, depression, insomnia, and problems related to blood circulation.
The use of hot stone massage to relieve pains and stress is not a new massage therapy. It has its existence since 1500 B.C, during which the Native Americans and Europeans used it.