What is Hot Stone Massage?
Hot Stone Massage involves the use of warm and hot basalt stones and essential oils of Frankincense, Sandalwood, Damascus Rose, Myrrh and others, in conjunction with the application of different massage therapy techniques. Massage techniques and temperature of the stones are individually tailored to create maximum comfort and therapeutic effect. During your visit you can ask your massage therapist to focus more on a pure relaxation treatment or to perform a short professional assessment of your health concerns while using special massage treatment strategies and techniques.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
Gentle Swedish massage techniques will be used during your session. This massage therapy treatment will bring you to the inner space of deep peace, comfort and tranquility away from everyday stress, activity, rush and noise. It is also beneficial in addressing specific concerns of anxiety, chronic headache and migraine, whiplash, chronic fatigue syndrome, constipation, asthma, post-concussion syndrome, neuromuscular injuries and neurological disorders. It is also a great self-care option for women at every stage of pregnancy. Massage techniques will be modified to suit your individual needs.
During a session, Deep Petrissage, Myofascial, Trigger Point, Tapping, Rolling, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques as well as different stretching positions will be used. This massage therapy treatment is focused on deep muscular and fascial “knots” release and immediate pain reduction. It is beneficial for treating old chronic injuries and pain in the neck, lower back, sacroiliac joint, knees, feet, “tennis” and “golf” elbow, wrist, etc.
Caution: If you have cancer, diabetes, progressive varicose veins, high blood pressure without the control of medications, or are in the last month of pregnancy, please discuss this with your massage therapist to come up with the best massage strategy.
Contraindications: Intoxication; condition of acute fever, flu or other viral and bacterial infections.