*The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), is the largest leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland and they confirm that Hot Stone Massage is arguably one of the most popular therapies around today and that it is not only extremely relaxing, but also very effective due to the heat introduced to tense muscles.
Hot stone massage therapy is a specialist massage. Your therapist applies smooth heated stones to the body, combining the benefits of massage and heat in one unified treatment.
Spas typically use basalt stones which are river rocks. They are normally heated in a hot stone warmer, which is somewhat like a crock pot. The rocks are coated in fragrant oil and are placed gently onto your body. Your therapist will also use a variety of strokes and techniques with the stones, using them as an extension of their own hands.
Sessions are likely to last about an hour. Importantly your therapist will check as to how much heat you feel comfortable with. They will also take your medical history into account to ensure they use the right stones and techniques for your body.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Hot Stone Massage Therapy can:
– Boost your circulation
– Release stored tension
– Recharge energy levels
– Relax you
Health Conditions it can help ease
As well as the above benefits there are many conditions that Hot Stone Massage Therapy can help alleviate such as:
– Different sports injuries
– Rheumatic and arthritic conditions
*Information sourced – http://www.fht.org.uk/
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