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Definition of the hot stone massage

Practiced in ancient medicine for centuries, massage stones hot is a technique that is known for its healing and soothing properties, while providing people a unique way to enjoy. This special stone massage uses heated carefully placed, believed to serve to rejuvenate and calm the body and mind.

History of hot stone massage

With roots in ancient Indian civilizations, stone massage hot has been used for centuries for its benefits for health and relaxation. This form of therapy is also soothing back to Japanese traditions, as well as eastern India.

What is a hot stone massage?

A variation of a traditional massage, stone massage hot stones used hot , in general, are heated in water to 120-150 degrees F. (48.88 ° C to 65.55 C.). A massage therapist, then massage with oils in the skin using Swedish massage techniques. This relaxes and makes it easier for the body to absorb the heat from the stones. A massage therapist then places a variety of stones in the central parts of the body like the upper and lower back. The stones release heat and soothe and relax the muscles. When the stones are cooled these are replaced by other hot during the duration of a massage. This can also be followed by a traditional massage.

The placement of hot stones

Usually, a person who receives a stone massage hot is lying on his back, where the stones hot are placed along the spine. Depending on where the voltage is, a massage therapist can place the stones hot on the palms of the hands and fingers. This is believed to improve the flow of energy in the body.

Properties hot stones

The stones used in a hot stone massage generally used iron-rich rocks such as basalt, which is smooth and can retain heat quickly. The river stones are also used as they are very soft due to the effects of the strong current of a river.

Changes over a hot stone massage

For a stone massage hot, the body undergoes many physiological and physical changes. This may include increased heart rate, temperature and respiration rate. This elevation in the body is increased and down until the stones are working to heal the body, and may even continue to do so long after the individual done with your massage. This is normal, because the body is reacting and adapting to the effects of heat in the body.

General Healing Properties

A stone massage hot is believed to have many healing properties and can be more beneficial than a traditional massage. Heat can help relieve muscle tension and allow the body to relax and this at ease. A hot stone massage can also help with inflammation, injuries, back pain, poor circulation, arthritis, arthritis pain, stress, insomnia, calms the nervous system and mental disorders, even depression and anxiety.