Hot & Cold Stone Therapy
Over the years hot stone therapy has become another popular technique that spas and massage therapist have adapted into their business practices.
Hot stone therapy is all but new to the world. The technique has been around for over 3 thousand years and has its root in the indigenous cultures of the world. The indigenous cultures of America still use the stones during sweat lodge ceremonies. The stone are used to give massage and create steam in the lodge. Some cultures still use hot stones in their healing practice to this day.
Heated (or cold) smooth, flat stones are placed on vital energy points to assist in relaxing and balancing the body for 30 minutes. The therapist then applies gentle pressure using stones to massage the entire body for the remainder of the session. The heated stones help to melt fascia making it easier to break up knots while relaxing the muscles. The strokes are long and flowing to aid in relaxation process. The warmth of the stones can benefit those that have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and arthritis.