Hot Stone Massage
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Hot stone massage
This kind of relaxation technique is not a modern invention as believed, stone therapy originated in the ancient East, there are about 5000 years. And it was used in the baths of ancient Rome as they were on the cold marble stones after a hot bath, and Native American hot stones are placed in the uterus to relieve menstrual cramps.
What is the hot stone massage?
For various therapy varied temperature is hot or cold stones are used.
They are soft and smooth stones are used mainly basaltic rocks are volcanic rocks that, between dark are denser and contain more iron, which helps to retain heat longer. With cold stones which are used mainly marble stones.
In stone therapy over 60 different rocks are used and the temperature can not exceed 50 degrees. You can combine the use of hot and cold stones.
It is said that heat by the magnetic power transmitting rocks in combination with massage, provides energy, oxygenates the skin, revitalizes and relaxes.
Massage is to put the stones in different specific areas of the body that are energy points, such as the spine, abdomen, forehead, hands and toes, causing blood and lymph vessels to dilate and therefore it will stimulate circulation.
By ensuring that these effects are to eliminate tension, the body will relax, and the skin will oxygenate. Oil is then applied and therapeutic relaxation massage is performed.
The benefits of massage with hot stones
Some of the advantages of this technique are:
Relieves menstrual cramps
It provides relaxation
This treatment should not be carried out:
People with varicose veins, open wounds, arrhythmias, hypertension,
Liver or kidney disorders
Epilepsy, heart problems, diabetes, osteoporosis, migraine,
chronic muscle fatigue