There are endless benefits to massage therapy in general. Different types benefit the body in different ways. Hot stone massage has helped people overcome physical and psychological hardships. Here are the ways this type of message can help you:
While all massage helps relieve pain caused by tense muscles, stiff joints or injuries, a hot stone massage may provide better relief due to the intense nature of it. Hot stones allow your massage therapist to penetrate your muscles deeper, leaving your body physically better off than a Swedish or deep-tissue massage that does not incorporate heat. Tell your massage therapist if you think the heat from the stones is too much or that the pressure they are using is too firm. Discomfort or pain during the massage process can cause more harm than good after a massage is over. While it can feel intense sometimes, a massage should not be agonizing the entire time.
Heated stones help your muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder massage techniques. Extremely tight or stiff muscles benefit significantly from the heated stones as it may provide the extra relaxation. This will make it easier for your muscles to reap the full benefits of a massage.
Massage therapy can help your mind and body simultaneously. You may find that the relaxation provided to you through a hot stone massage helps ease some of your mental stress and tension. We tend to carry our stress throughout our bodies, which can manifest in physical pain and pressure. A hot stone massage may help you combat some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression.
Typically, a massage therapist allows the heated stones to rest on trigger points on your body before beginning the actual massage. As the heat from the stones penetrates your deeper body tissues, your blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation. Poor circulation can lead to fatigue, tensing the muscles. A buildup of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles can lead to body aches. This increased blood flow delivers more oxygen to the muscles, easing its aches and pains.
Stone therapy is not suitable for everyone. It is ideal for most people and treatments can be adapted to suit individuals; however, stone therapy is not fitting for people who have high blood pressure, skin conditions, diabetes, and are pregnant. Call Adore Beauty Studio to see if it is right for you and to book an appointment.