Hot – Cold Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a speciality massage where therapists uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly, easing muscle tension.
While cold stones may not sound appealing, they feel refreshing on your warmed skin and have a beneficial effect on the body. Alternating between heat and cold both stimulates and relaxes the circulatory system, which is very detoxifying for the body. In cooperation with heated stones, chilled marble stones create a dramatic movement of fluids within the body.Benefits of treatment
- stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems
- reduce stress aiding relaxation
- helps detoxify the body
- relieves pain & reduces muscle tension
- invigorating effect. When alternating hot with cold
You usually start face down, with the therapist working on your back. First, the therapist warms up the body by applying oil, then they will massage you while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another.
The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes — big ones on the big muscles, smaller ones on smaller muscles. The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine or in the palms of your hand.