Hot Stone Massage in Newcastle
In many cultures, stones are used for energy and healing. Hot stone massage relies on the energy transferred from stones to the body. The mineralogy content found in these stones are used to restore wellness and healing to the body in this unique therapy. Hot stone massage is the application of heated stones which are placed in the therapist’s hands and used to massage the body.
Hot stone massage therapy releases tension in the body, reduces muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Generally, a remedial massage incorporates hot stone massage therapy in this form of massage. Hot stone massage involves the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body to promote deeper muscle relaxation. The direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing our therapists access to even deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow and circulation throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
There are many benefits to hot stone massage.
Hot stone massage provides relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions. For more benefits of hot stone massage please see the detailed list below:
- Decreases pain and muscle spasms
- Reduces chronic stress, anxiety, and tension
- Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
- Relieves pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles
- Expand blood vessels, encourage blood flow and circulation throughout the body
- Deep relaxation
- Promotes better sleep
- May help decrease or comfort cancer symptoms
- Boost immunity
Some hot stone massage techniques include:
- Long strokes
- Circular Movements
- Gentle tapping
Anyone who is experiencing muscular pain, tension, stress/anxiety, or insomnia may benefit from having a hot stone massage. Our knowledgeable staff are equipped to answer any questions you may have regarding hot stone massage. Talk to your chiropractor or massage therapist to see if this treatment may be a good option for you.