Hot stone massage therapy is a popular treatment for promoting deeper muscle relaxation, improving circulation, managing stress, and allowing for better sleep. The premise behind hot stone massage is that the direct heat of the stones allows the therapist to penetrate deeper into muscle layers, release tension, ease sore muscles, and promote relaxation.
Self-heating hot stones, which take approximately 8-10 minutes to warm up, are used to employ a customized massage versus placement therapy, customary with traditional basalt hot stones. The use of hot stones will offer enhanced benefits to both the client and therapist. For clients that suffer from the ailments of fibromyalgia, arthritis, and carpal tunnel, hot stone therapy can be a useful treatment in decreasing pain and muscle spasms, curbing chronic stress and tension, and allowing for better mobility.
Therapists will also reap the benefits of hot stones. The heat will help make muscles pliable, ultimately allowing for deeper manipulation. The therapist is able to use the stone as an extension of their hand, giving their own hands and wrists a well needed rest.
Pre-treating muscles with self-heating hot stones is an ideal way to take your client from stressed to relaxed in a matter of only minutes!