Hot Stone Massage: what it is and what are the benefits

The Hot Stone Massage is a holistic treatment that uses the heat of the stones to give well-being to the body and mind, also stimulating the vital energetic centers, defined as Chakras. Hot Stone literally means “hot stone” and the massage consists, in fact, in the use of stones, usually black and of volcanic origin, with a smooth surface that is heated and is able to retain and slowly release the heat. Talk to a massage therapist in Frisco, TX today.

Also known as an Ayurveda tradition, Indian and Tibetan, Hot Stone Massage is able to act on several problems. Between these:

  • fights muscle stiffness;
  • increases lymphatic and blood circulation;
  • acts on inflammatory states;
  • helps joint mobility;
  • fights cellulite;
  • Eliminates toxins.

How is it done? The stones are heated in stone-warming containers and are brought to a temperature of about 50 degrees. Before placing the stones, the masseur applies healing oil and then places them on various parts of the body, depending on the area to be treated, or on energy points to stimulate the Chakra.

The Chakras, according to the tradition that comes from the East, are 7 points of our body where the energies reside, positioned on the spine. Each point corresponds to an organ. With the Hot Stone massage it is possible to reactivate the energy of these points, using the heat of the stones.

The size of the stones can vary depending on the areas to be treated. Once placed on the body, the stones begin to release heat thus dissolving muscle contractures or reactivating circulation or purifying the skin. During the treatment, the stones can be replaced if they have given off their heat. The Hot Stone massage is also effective for reducing stress and eliminating fatigue.

An oil can also be used to increase the effectiveness of the treatment. Cold stones can also be used , to counteract capillary fragility, or a combination of hot and cold stones to treat injuries or inflammation.

The beneficial effects of this treatment can also spread to the skin. In fact, the heat stimulates the production of collagen and the elimination of toxins, also creating a natural exfoliation that guarantees a brighter and smoother skin.

This type of massage is not recommended for pregnant women and those who have heart problems or capillary fragility. It is also recommended to avoid heat on areas with particular trauma, such as open wounds or skin lesions. At the end of the treatment it is recommended to drink herbal teas to rebalance the lost fluids.