Are you in need of something to help you relax, relieve muscle tension, or make you forget about your rough day? If so, then a hot stone massage, also known as hot stone therapy, may be the solution you have been looking for. The therapeutic benefits of a hot stone massage have been around for centuries. Ancient cultures and Native Americans used this technique to improve overall mental, spiritual, and physical wellness. Native Americans used hot stones to detoxify and to find harmony and balance. In some European cultures, hot stones or bricks were wrapped in cloth and placed over a person’s injury for relief. In China, hot stone therapy was used as early as 1500 BC as a method for relieving muscle aches and tension. Today, hot stone therapy is used much in the same way as it was centuries ago and for the same benefits. One session can help you to relax, release, and rejuvenate.
Hot stone therapy is perfect for achieving mental wellness. Basalt stones, polished, hardened lava rocks, are heated by water in an electric roaster. The heated stones are then placed strategically along pressure points to help melt away tension creating a calming atmosphere. Stress, deadlines, anxiety, and other life annoyances disappear long enough for your mind to relax at the deepest level. The therapeutic massage creates a sense of well being. Insomnia is often cured through the use of hot stone massages because of its ability to put the mind at ease. It is also known that depression can be helped by the use hot stone therapy.
Another benefit of hot stone massage is the feeling of spiritual wellness being achieved. As the warm stones relax the body, the mind is calmed retreating into a deep meditative state. In this meditative state, your body becomes re-energized. Sensory stimulating oils used alongside the stones help aid in the rejuvenation of your mind. The soothing heat therapy promotes a positive energy flow giving a sense of harmony and balance helping you to feel at peace. Receiving hot stone therapy is like going on an intimate, personal vacation. It is a wonderfully refreshing experience.