Friday, 24 July 2015

Stone Massage

Stone therapy massage utilises both hot and cold stones incorporated with massage techniques in order to bring about a feeling of deep relaxation and well being. The hot stones are usually volcanic rocks such as basalt and cold stones are marble or cool sedimentary stones. The stones are heated or chilled to varying temperatures and come in all shapes and sizes. The stones are placed on the client according to their needs and, when used with massage, can provide benefits that are not possible through normal massage.

Stone therapy is a thermo therapy using stones to provide both heat and cold and the combination of alternating temperatures can be very beneficial. The heated volcanic stones are used on key acupressure sites and the heat relaxes the muscles, allowing for a much deeper massage. Cold stones are used to reduce and/or treat inflammation, to remove blood from a swollen area, and to rebalance the male and female energies in the body in order to restore the body to a state of harmony. Cold stones can also be used for detoxification purposes. 

Stone therapy massage can be used to treat a variety of conditions including:

Improving the lymphatic and immune systems
Increasing of cellular activity
Improving the flow of blood
Inflammation and muscle injury
Removing stress and inducing a feeling of well-being
Balancing the male and female energies

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