Should you try that hot stone massage that all your friends are talking about?
First we need to know what is a “stone massage” and their varieties and how this massage works on our body. Once you know this, it will be easy and helpful for you to decide to try it or not.
The Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Smooth, flat and heated stones or rocks are used in a hot stone massage. These stones are heated usually to 50-55 degrees Celsius in water –filled stone heater. Normally these hot stones are placed as well as used as massage tools onto some very special places of your body for example; onto the back especially on Spinal Cord areas, on the hands or between the toes or on your eyes, or may be on your head or where it hurts. There is also this therapy where the therapist use cold stones during the process. But that is a different story!
The Hot Stone Massage Therapy is one of the best therapies for improving the body’s natural healing process. Whereas all the massages are usually designed to improve our body’s natural healing process, a hot stone massage might give you much more greater pleasure of relieving deep muscle pain because of its intense nature. Like all the other massage therapies, it obviously helps your muscle to relax and alleviate discomfort.
When Is The Best Time To Get A Hot Stone Massage?
After long working hours under pressure, this massage therapy will help you get rid of headaches, muscle pains, stress and tension. I personally know people who consider this therapy as a remedy to various body pains and they go to the massage therapist regularly. Since it’s a very natural process, unlike the hard workouts that one needs to do in the gym, this massage is very comforting. Under the experienced hands of a Perth Massage Therapist, all you need to do is lie down and feel relaxed!
Benefits Of Hot Stone Massage Therapy
The hot stone therapy will be especially helpful to those who have sore and stiff muscles since these hot stones, which are basically made of basalt, help contain the heat longer than usual stones.
During the therapy the muscles get relaxed without pressuring them excessively. It is also helpful to get advice from your orthopedic surgeon.
Women who suffer from menstrual cramps can also find the Hot Stone Massage comforting. They should consider this therapy to get relief from pains. It heals the pain in a natural way using the heat of the stone.
And last but not least, is the mental ease that the massages provide you. It helps ease your mental turmoil and tensions. Through these massages you can also get relief from anxiety, mental disorders and also from depression though these are not the replacement for any medical or psychological care but can be tremendously helpful for your mental health. You will notice the changes in your physical and mental health once you go through the massage therapy.
There are no side effects when you undergo this massage therapy but you should always consult your doctor first before trying it. During pregnancy and also some special physical conditions, doctors forbid this type of massage therapy.
Call our expert therapists at Happy Physio on (08) 9272 7359 today for the best advice on Hot Stone Massage Therapy.