Hot Stone Massage

A “Hot Stone Massage” can be one of the most relaxing and beneficial massages you can treat yourself to. Hot Stone Massage is a therapeutic massage that is beneficial in treating clients with insomnia, arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, anxiety, muscle strain/sprains, and more. The heat of the stones  allow the therapist to work deeper and more effectively. Pressure ranges from medium to deep depending on your preference.

How a Hot Stone Massage Works

During a Hot Stone Massage the therapist will begin by warming the muscle tissue with flowing strokes. Then, the therapist will place heated stones on specific areas of the body and also use them to work into areas of tension. These smooth, black volcanic stones are used for their ability to retain heat. The therapist will monitor the temperature to ensure you are comfortable.

The massage, using hot stones, promotes a deeper muscle relaxation. The theory of using hot stone massage therapy is that the heat of the stones relaxes the muscles, which enables the therapist to work the deeper muscles.

To quote from WebmdFor this kind of massage, the therapist places warmed stones on certain areas of the body, such as acupressure points. The stones may be used as massage tools or be temporarily left in place. Used along with other massage techniques, hot stones can be quite soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body.

Benefits of a Hot Stone MassageHot_Stone_Massage

  • Aids in detoxification
  • Improves circulation
  • Relaxes deep within muscle
  • Soothes aches
  • Increases range of motion
  • Promotes mental relaxation

 

 

So as you can see, there are many benefits to using a Hot Stone massage. Carolina Health Innovations is happy to now be able to offer our massage clients with this fantastic massage therapy.

 

***IMPORTANT NOTE***

   If you have any of the following conditions, please consult your doctor before scheduling a Hot Stone Massage. This therapy may be contraindicated.

 Blood clots –  Cancer or receiving cancer treatments – Easily bruised – Neuropathy – Diabetes – Fever – Pregnancy – Heat sensitivity – High blood pressure – Varicose veins***local contraindication – Cancer or receiving cancer treatments – Inflamed skin conditions – Weakened immune system (i.e.; lupus, mononucleosis, etc.) – Osteoporosis – Cardiovascular conditions -Recent surgery – Open wounds or sores – Epilepsy