Oooo. Ahhhh. A hot stone massage automatically conjures the concept of relaxation. Imagine the soothing warmth of the stones, the glide of those warm stones over tense muscles, the comfort of the heat seeping into the body allowing all things stress to melt away.
Having a skilled massage therapist can take your massage to the next level with hot stones adding the benefits of heat and weight. By placing hot stones over tension areas, the heat begins the relaxation process by seeping into the muscles allowing the therapist to use less pressure to dissipate those trigger points. Although the stones are not heavy, the added weight brings comfort and awareness to body areas. Benefits have been touted as better sleep, reduced tension and anxiety and increased circulation.
New to hot stone? Wondering what to expect?
A hot stone massage is exactly that – the use of various sized smooth, stones to perform the massage. Basalt is the stone of choice, a volcanic rock that retains heat well. Most hot stone massages begin with the placement of the heated stones on specific areas of the body. They can be placed on the face, arms, chest, palms of hands, arches of feet, legs, and along the spine.
As in a traditional Swedish massage where the focus is long strokes, kneading of muscles and firm pressures over tense areas, the therapist will use similar techniques alternating using stones and their hands.
Everyone has different sensitivity and tolerance levels. It is very important to communicate with the massage therapist if the stone temperature is too warm and if the pressure is a good level for you. Comfort and relaxation is the intention.
In need of some deep relaxation. A time to totally shut off your mind and let your body release the stress it holds. It is time for you to schedule a hot stone massage today. You deserve it.
Mindy & Lori provide Hot Stone Massage at Complete Wellness
Appointments are available Monday – Saturday.
Text/Call 267-509-7717 to schedule your appointment.
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