Hot Stone Massage – 1 Hour $125
A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body.
Hot stone massage is the practice of warming smooth lava stones in a special hot stone warming tray and using them to massage the body. The warmth from the stone is an excellent method to relax the body’s muscles and open the body up to deep tissue work. The stones are prepared with soothing oils and the temperature is specifically geared to your needs and preferences. For example, the back and the feet can typically take higher temperatures. This in addition to Janet’s years of experience which enable her to know what your body needs. In addition to using the stones by placing them on the body for a time to loosen an area, the stones can also be used as instruments especially around the joints and curves of the body.
Janet has been doing Hot Stone Massages for many years, helping many clients heal deep tissue injuries using her hot stone massage. Whether for a healing, or a proactive tune up, hot stone massages are a wonderful way to get your muscles feeling their best.
Questions and answers
What are some of the benefits of a hot stone massage?
Massages in general are wonderfully relaxing and healing, but those done with hot stones are even more divine because of the deepness possible with fully relaxed muscles. These unique massages work to soothe both your body and your soul and leave you feeling completely and utterly at ease.
The many benefits of hot stone massages include:
Reduced muscle tension and pain resulting in increased flexibility and range of motion
Improved blood circulation which helps to reduce micro-tears in muscles
A deep sense of relaxation and stress relief
Improved sleep due to increased relaxation and lowered anxiety
A heightened immune system
Though we are only scratching the surface with the health benefits of hot stone massages, this list should be enough to convince you to give it a shot. The ancient techniques employed during hot stone massages will certainly help restore your physical and mental health in 2021 and onwards.
Who Should Not Get a Hot Stone Massage?
Due to the extreme temperature of the stones, hot stone massages are not suitable for all patients. For starters, pregnant women and children should not receive a hot stone massage. Patients who suffer from high blood pressure, migraines, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, epilepsy and other similar conditions should also not receive a hot stone massage. Finally, if you have recently had surgery or have weakened skin, you should also not undergo hot stone massage therapy.
Do hot stone massages hurt?
Hot massages can burn you, will they? No. Janet has been treating people with hot stone massage for many years, she is extremely communicative with the client receiving the massage and she is always attentive to her stones and the reactions of the body. Before Janet places a stone on your body, she has to hold them in her hands and to test the temperature she places the stone in your hands to further assure the stones are a comfortable temperature for you.
Try at home
Safely seal a cloth, or any smooth rocks you have that are appropriate size in a plastic bag or container, make sure it’s sealed tight and place this into warming water. Raise the water temperature to a boil, turn off the stove and then using tongs safely acquire the container. Once it is safe to open, place the warm dry cloth on the tops of your feet, removing it if you didn’t get the temperature just right, additionally if you have some rocks as well, you can place them on top of your legs by your knees and by the midway point along the thighs. From a laying position you can also place them on your chest, or you can get a friend or partner to place them on your back.
Leave them on for 5-10 minutes, or whatever length is comfortable and then as you remove them, massage into the area that was just affected.
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