Hot Stone Massage is a truly natural therapy, where warm stones are positioned for maximum therapeutic benefit. At Bioxage, we use river rocks with extremely smooth surfaces, our stones are heated in sanitizing water before your treatment.
Hot stone massages are beneficial on a physical level, as well as relaxing the mind. The benefits are:
Heat from the stones allow muscles to relax, allowing your massage therapist to manipulate deep tissues more effectively. This works perfectly for muscles that are extremely tight or stiff, thus the heated stones providing extra relaxation and release of tension in sore muscles.
While all types of massage can assist in relieving pain caused by tense muscles, stiff joints/injuries, a hot stone massage leaves you feeling physically better than a traditional massage!
As the heat from the stones are released, and penetrated into the body tissue, your blood vessels open up, resulting in improved circulation. Thus increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, which can ease tension and tightness in targeted areas.
Massage therapy can result in mental benefits, as well as physical. The total relaxation you experience in a hot stone massage definitely eases stress and tension, thus, imparting a feeling of ‘well being.’ While massage therapy is not a substitute for traditional medical care, it can be a great part of your regular treatment plan!!