Virtue of Hot Stone Massage

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A hot stone massage therapy, one of the most common massage therapies in the world, is a type of classic massage therapy that uses non-rough, flat stones that are made from volcanic rocks, and placed on the key points of the body. Sometimes, therapists also use the stone as a massaging tool in certain parts of the body. History of the this type of massage is dated back up to the ancient times, but it went popular when Mary Nelson, a massage therapist based in Arizona, created her own hot stone massage technique called LaStone Therapy. Hot Stone Massage is for people all over the world.

The stones that are used in this therapy massage are made of basalt, a kind of rock that has iron, which helps to retain heat in it. Over many years – the water gave the basalt rocks a smoother touch which is really good for the hot stone massage. The stones then are placed in an electric heating device, until they are in the specific heat range. The stones are then placed at the key pints, found in the back, in the palm or in between toes. The heat will cause then for the muscles to become less tense, allowing the therapists to put deeper pressure on the client. The warm of the stone helps to assist the circulation and restoring of the nervous system and that is why you feel relaxed. Some therapists believe that the key points are where the energy of our body is centered, which helps put our mind in the state of equilibrium.

Many people love this type of massage therapy. The effect of a hot stone massage is incredible and you feel really relaxed. Also, it relaxes the muscles and since it allows the therapists to use deep pressure without the uncomfortable feeling, it is also less painful. Hot stone massage therapy is also recommended for people who feels chilly or who have cold feet. Some people are getting hot stone massage therapy for these usual health conditions:

• People who have muscle tension (although it is preferred to have a lighter massage)

• Poor body circulation

• Arthritis pain

• Depression

• Sleeplessness

• Stress, people who worry too much, and tension

• Back pains and aches

Although hot stone massage therapy is good for most people, here are some certain people to which hot stone massage therapy is not recommended:

• People who have infectious skin diseases, such as skin allergies. Also not recommended for people who have rashes, or open wounds

• People who have just came from surgery

• People who have just came from chemotherapy or radiation, unless there is a proven consent from the doctor

• People who are prone to blood clots. There is a certain degree of danger that your blood might be dislodged. You must consult a doctor first, if you have a heart conditions.

• Although there are some therapists that are certified in pregnancy massage, pregnant women should consult a doctor first before going to have a massage.


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