Hot Stone Massage

Massage is one of the oldest therapies in the world, probably as old as the existence of Man on Earth. Ancient Indian, Chinese and Egyptian manuscripts reference the use of massage to prevent illness and treat injuries.

The father of Western Medicine Hippocrates (460 BC – 370 BC) named massage anatripsis, which means “friction”. Nowadays, the combination of massage, physical activity and careful eating helps maintain physical, psychological and emotional health.

Within the huge range of massages that exist, the Hot Stone or Geothermal massage is known for being the massage that promotes the deepest relaxation.

This massage combines smooth volcanic stones (preferably Basalt) with massage technique manipulations to provide muscle relaxation, pain relief and help with blood circulation.

The stones, previously heated, are positioned at specific points on the body for a certain time. After this time, a relaxation massage is performed, in which a more therapeutic component may be applied. The stones are also slid over the client’s body.

The use of essential oils is recommended to enhance the deep relaxation effect.

Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

▪ Improves blood circulation;
▪ Helps reduce stress and anxiety;
▪ Helps promote deeper sleep;
▪ Contributes to the relief of muscle pain;
▪ Ideal for calming menstrual cramps;
▪ Reduces fluid retention, eliminating toxins;
▪ Strengthens the immune system;
▪ Provides deep relaxation;
▪ Helps in the treatment of depression;
▪ Promotes a feeling of well-being.

This type of massage has many benefits, but alert your therapist if you experience:

  • Oncological diseases;
  • Skin diseases (e.g. eczema);
  • Asthma, bronchitis or other respiratory diseases;
  • Acute bladder cystitis;
  • Acute infections;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Wounds;
  • Abdominal hernia;
  • Diabetes;
  • Osteoporosis;
  • Blood clotting problems;
  • Recent surgical procedures;
  • Skin burns.

Before carrying out any massage, always consult a therapist. He will indicate and adapt the type of massage or treatment to your current needs.

Good massage!


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