The hot stones massage is an unconventional form of bodywork and alternative medicine therapy, which involves the application of some hot or cold stones to the human body for the sole purpose of healing, relaxation and pain relief. It can also be called as Reiki on steroids. This form of treatment came from Japanese culture and was first practised by Gypsies. Today, it has been adapted as one of the most effective forms of natural therapy and alternative medicine used in spas and health clubs all over the world.
Hot stone therapy has been known to improve blood circulation, increase energy levels, and reduce stress. The hot stones massage can relieve the tensed muscles of the body and stimulate the lymphatic system. It has also been known to release toxins and eliminate other harmful substances from the body. Its healing powers are due to its high concentration of minerals like calcium, boron, magnesium, iron and silicon which have healing powers and the application of these minerals increase the heat of the hot stones and causes it to be very relaxing.
One of the main benefits of hot stones massage therapy is that it helps you relax. It allows you to release stress and tension which in return helps you improve your overall health and well being. The hot stones can provide you with a soothing experience and calm your nerves. It can even relieve your body of harmful toxins, which in turn helps improve your immune system. Some of these toxins include lactic acid, uric acid and creatine.
Another benefit of hot stones massage therapy is that it stimulates the body’s production of natural pain killers such as endorphins. These natural pain killers help you relax and minimize your muscle tension. It also increases your blood circulation and enhances your muscle functions such as strength, flexibility and endurance. It also increases your lung capacity and decreases your chances of experiencing shortness of breath.
Hot stone massages stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is located in the neck and the head region. The parasympathetic nervous system controls the various endocrine glands and organs within the human body. These endocrine glands and organs are responsible for controlling the various functions within the human body including breathing, heartbeat, temperature, skin temperature and consciousness. The chakra system controls the function of every major endocrine gland in the human body and it is through the chakra that the hot stones massage effectively penetrate the chakras and stimulate the functions within the human body.
Hot stone massage has several benefits such as allowing the therapist to better access the deeper layers of the muscles and connective tissues. The hot stones also help to increase the blood flow and oxygenate the muscles for it to be more effective. The increased blood flow and oxygenation within the muscles help the therapists to be able to reduce the pain that the patient is feeling. The massage therapy also helps the therapist to release the tension from the muscles, joints and tendons thus allowing the person to be more active and able to perform physical activities again.
The hot stone massages also help to ease stress and tension from the mind and improve the mental abilities of the patients. When the tension in the muscles is reduced the individual’s chances of suffering from injuries such as sprains, strains and bruises are reduced. Hot stone massages also help to improve the immune system of the patients because it improves lymphatic circulation.
A hot stone massage therapy session usually takes about 30 minutes. However, the sessions can last longer. The length of time spent on a particular session will depend on the therapist, the severity of the condition of the patient and the condition of the muscles and tissues being treated. Usually, therapists prefer to work with large muscle groups. To increase circulation and stimulate the blood flow, as well as the lymphatic drainage hot stones, are used.