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Health Benefits Of Hot Stone Massage

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Hot Stone Massage Is Beneficial For Healing And Wellbeing

Hot stone massage is an ancient healing technique that is now commonly used in many health spas and day spas to help with relaxation and overall wellbeing. It is thought that the heated stones placed or moved strategically on key points of the body will stimulate rejuvenation and healing. The stones are made from basalt rocks. These rocks have strong heat retention properties and are also flat and smooth, making them ideal for gliding across the skin. Depending on the massage therapist and the desired outcome, the heated stones may be placed on certain trigger points and left in place, or the stones may be used with oils as part of a massage, by gliding them over muscles to help release muscle tension.

In addition to feeling nice, other health benefits of hot stone massage include improved muscular relaxation, increased circulation and stimulation of the lymphatic system.

  1. Reduced Stress

    Simply taking time out for your self from the day to day grind will help to reduce stress levels.

  2. Muscle Relaxation

    Any form of massage is likely to help promote muscle relaxation. The combination of warmth and pressure provided by a hot stone massage provide two of the key elements in encouraging muscle relaxation.

  3. Improved Sleep

    Enhanced relaxation results in improved ability to fall asleep as well as a deeper sleep.

  4. Pain Relief

    Hot stone massage can help to relieve pain by reducing muscle spasms as well as stimulating the pain receptors throughout the body with more positive sensations to focus on.

  5. Improved Circulation

    The stimulation of the blood vessels through massage and varied pressures on the surface of the skin help to promote new blood flow throughout the area being massaged. Better flow results in improved oxygenation of the muscles, leaving them feeling fresh and rejuvenated. The warmth of the hot stones also causes the blood vessels to dilate, sending more blood to those areas.

  6. Detoxification

    Massage of the muscles can help to release toxins that are trapped within the layers of muscle fibres. By releasing these toxins the muscles will function better and feel much less achy.

  7. Increased Energy

    Less toxins and improved circulation results in more energy!

  8. Improved Emotional State

    In addition to feeling physically better, taking time out for a hot stone massage can also help to release endorphins that help to make you feel happier, there by improving your emotional state.

Improve Your Wellbeing By Enjoying A Hot Stone Massage

Take a break from the rest of life and enjoy the many emotional and physical health benefits of hot stone massage. Giving yourself time to relax and unwind will ultimately lead to a healthier, happier and more productive you!

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As Editor in Chief of 'Health & Wellbeing Australia', Lucinda brings over 20 years experience in the Health Industry, with 14 years as a practicing, registered Physiotherapist; specializing in pelvic floor and erectile dysfunction issues, to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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