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There is a lot of confusion about hot stone massage therapy (including whether it is an actual massage!) and what it can do for a person.
This type of massage has been used for centuries in Thailand, where the therapist uses hot stones to melt away tension and ease muscle stiffness. They also help to increase circulation and metabolism.
When coupled with massage, hot stones can also help to expand blood vessels and encourage blood flow throughout the body, which can help with a number of health conditions.
At Body and Mind Massage Therapy, we offer a hot stone massage treatment from just £25.
Our skilled massage therapists are professionally trained in Thai Massage and a hot stone massage treatment will help our clients relax and ease muscle tension.
If you’re looking for a hot stone massage in Newcastle upon Tyne, our team at Body and Mind Massage Therapy can help.
Stone massage therapy has been used for centuries in Asia for healing.
The hot stones are thought to help open up the pores, allowing the therapist to massage the muscles more deeply. The heat from the stones also helps to relax the muscles, allowing for a deeper massage.
The stones are also thought to help increase circulation and metabolism and relieve tension, as well as ease muscle stiffness and joint pain.
The massage therapist will often use the stones in conjunction with other massage techniques to provide a complete massage experience.
If you are looking for a deeply relaxing and therapeutic massage, a hot stone massage may be right for you.
Be sure to discuss any health concerns or conditions you have with your massage therapist beforehand to ensure that the massage is appropriate for you.
Hot stone massage therapy can provide a variety of benefits, including:
The stones help to melt away tension and ease muscle stiffness by penetrating deep into the muscles and releasing the built-up tension.
The heat from the stones also helps to relax the muscles, which in turn reduces stress and fatigue.
The stones help to expand blood vessels, which encourages the flow of blood throughout the body.
This can increase circulation and metabolism.
The heat from the stones helps to improve circulation, which can help to reduce inflammation.
The massage also helps to loosen up any tight muscles or knots, which can also help to reduce inflammation.
A hot stone massage can help to relieve pain in the body.
The heat penetrates deep into the muscles, helping to loosen them up and ease any tension.
This can be a great way to relax after a long day, or to help relieve any pain you may be feeling.
Hot stone massage therapy can help to stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps rid the body of toxins. As a result, hot stone massage therapy can improve overall health and well-being.
It can also reduce stress and release tension.
Wellness professionals have also found the treatment among useful complementary therapies to help with the immune system, chronic pain conditions, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia pain and other medical conditions and health issues.
Some people have also noticed that their sleep improves with regular massage.
The treatment is not recommended, however, for people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, decreased pain sensitivity, recent wounds, areas of weakened or inflamed skin, tumours, metal implants, recent chemotherapy, radiation or surgery or who are on medication that thins the blood.
The stones used in hot stone massage therapy are usually river rocks or other smooth, flat stones. The therapist uses hot stones to massage the body, using oil to help the stones glide over the skin.
The treatment may cause the skin to flush and turn pink, but this is a temporary effect.
The heat from the stones penetrates the skin, and the therapist may use them to loosen up muscles.
The therapist may also press on the stones with his or her hands or feet to help apply pressure. hot stone massage therapy is said to help improve circulation, ease muscle tension, and promote relaxation.
When you attend a hot stone massage session, we use smooth, heated stones as an extension of the therapist’s hands.
The stones will be placed along your back and used to massage specific areas of your body. The therapist will also use the stones to massage your feet and hands.
The goal of a hot stone massage is to loosen up tense muscles, increase circulation, and improve metabolism.
The heated stones help to expand blood vessels. This can help to relieve pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the body.
Additionally, hot stone massages can help to promote relaxation and stress relief.
The massage therapist will use stones of various sizes and shapes to massage your body.
You should expect to feel completely relaxed during a hot stone massage session.
Avoid eating a heavy meal or drinking alcohol prior to the treatment.
After a hot stone massage, you should drink plenty of fluids to help flush toxins from your body. It is also recommended that you avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day.
You may experience some minor discomfort or stiffness after a hot stone massage, but this should dissipate within a few days. If you have any concerns, please consult with your massage therapist.
A hot stone massage is a type of massage that uses hot stones placed on the body.
The heat from the stones helps relax muscles, ease tension and increase circulation and metabolism. When coupled with massage, hot stones also help to expand blood vessels which encourages blood flow throughout the body.
Now you know the benefits of hot stone massage, and if you’re looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating massage experience – something different to a regular back massage – book your session with a skilled therapist at Body and Mind Massage Therapy in Newcastle Upon Tyne today!
Want to share your experience with a loved one? Why not book our Couples Hot Stone Massage?
You can also try a Body and Mind Combined Thai Massage, which also includes a Deep Tissue Massage.
Our massage therapists are also trained in Swedish massage techniques.
Medium in pressure, this massage uses a combination of three different techniques, comprising long strokes and small circular strokes to relieve stress, with the use of massage oils.
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