Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones, typically basalt stones, which are placed on different parts of the body. The heat from the stones helps to relax muscles and increase circulation. The therapist may also use the stones as a massage tool, holding them and using them to apply pressure to the body.
This type of massage is believed to have originated with the indigenous people of North America and has been used by massage therapists for centuries.
Hot stone massage is a form of therapeutic massage that uses smooth, heated stones, usually basalt stones, to relax the muscles and increase circulation. This type of massage offers a number of benefits, including:
- Relaxation and stress relief: The heat from the stones helps to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
- Reduction of muscle tension and pain: The heat from the stones helps to soften tight muscles and reduce pain, particularly in the back, neck, and shoulders.
- Improved circulation: The heat from the stones causes the blood vessels to dilate, which improves circulation and brings oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body.
- Enhancing the immune system: The improved circulation helps to boost the immune system and can also improve the removal of toxins from the body.
- Promoting deeper sleep: The relaxing nature of hot stone massage may lead to a better sleep quality.
- Easing pain and stiffness: Hot stone massage can help to ease pain and stiffness associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases
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