Hot Stone Massage
At Limestone Therapeutic Massage a Hot Stone massage is far more than just a delightful, indulgent massage. The massage goes beyond the physical experience of a typical massage to produce a deep penetrating state of physical and mental wellbeing. Smooth, heated basalt stones are applied to the body as an extension of the therapist’s hands. One massage stroke with a warm stone is equivalent to between five and ten strokes with the hand. As the heated stones glide over the skin warmth is radiated through the body. You will feel totally cocooned and relaxation is instant.
Heat from the stones is said to:
Stimulate the lymph node to assist in detoxification, thereby boosting immunology
Relax and soothe tired, sore and aching muscles
Allow spiritual balancing and healing to take place
Increase both circulation and metabolism
Since the hot stones allow the massage therapist to penetrate deeper, you may find that a hot stone massage leaves you feeling physically better than a Swedish or deep-tissue massage that does not incorporate heat. It is important to let your massage therapist know if you feel that the heat from the stones is too much or that the pressure being applied is too harsh. Pain or discomfort during the massage process can cause more harm than good after the massage is over.
REASONS TO AVOID A HOT STONE MASSAGE
Anyone with high blood pressure are advised to avoid this type of therapy. Check with your doctor if you have any condition which may not respond well to extra warmth.