Combines the benefits of ‘Geo-Thermotherapy’ (the use of heat applications) combined with massage strokes, using basalt stones to create a deep, relaxing treatment. As the skin warms from the use of the heated stones this allows the skin to absorb appropriate therapeutic oils, while at the same time preparing the musculature of the body so the therapist can work into deeper muscle layers.
Cold Stone Therapy, also known as Cryotherapy, works on the principle of heat exchange. This occurs when a cooler object of warmer temperature - inflamed areas of the body; the cooler object will absorb the heat in an attempt to achieve balance.
It is generally accepted that one stroke of a heated basalt stone is equivalent to five strokes of the therapist’s hand.
What is a stone massage?
Hot stone massage is a variation of a classic massage therapy that uses heated smooth, flat stones that are placed at key points on the body such as the back, palms of hands, or between toes but may vary depending on the client’s condition and others are held by the massage therapists and used to work muscles. The heat of the stones warm and relax the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired.
Benefits of Hot and Cold Stone Massage:
- Stress reduction
- Pain reduction & elimination
- especially from Arthritic conditions
- Depression & anxiety
- Emotional balance, self-esteem & mental clarity
- Fatigue, sleeping problem
- Improves posture
- Enhances skin condition
- Stimulates Circulation
- Decreases irritability
- Loosens contracted, shortened muscle
- Improves digestion & absorption of nutrients
- Increases range of movements
- General well being