This is the most requested spa treatment worldwide and with good reason!
Hot stone massage is an ancient, natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned on your body and combined with massage techniques to give deep relaxation for your body, mind and soul. The stones are specially crafted from volcanic basalt to retain heat due to a high iron content.
These are just a few of the many benefits of hot stone massage:
The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax and relieve pain
While all types of massage can help relieve pain caused by tense muscles, a hot stone massage may provide greater relief. Heat has long been used to ease muscle tension and pain. It helps increase blood flow to the affected area, and may also reduce muscle spasms. The heated stones release tension in your muscles providing extra relaxation, giving you maximum benefit from your massage.
Improved circulation can boost your energy
The heated stones rest on trigger points on your body before and during the massage. As the heat from the stones moves into your body tissues your blood vessels open, improving circulation. Poor circulation causes fatigued, tense muscles from a buildup of fluid and lactic acid. Increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, helping to boost energy and ease aches and pains.
Massage helps you to have a better sleep
“Massage helps people spend more time in deep sleep, the restorative stage in which the body barely moves, which reduces the neurotransmitter associated with pain.”
Anne Williams, author of Spa Bodywork and Teaching Massage
Poor sleep can mean a lack of serotonin which can affect your mood, behaviour, body temperature, physical coordination and appetite. Massage can increase serotonin levels needed to produce melatonin which influences the sleep stage of our circadian rhythm. When your natural circadian rhythms are interrupted you may have feelings of anxiousness and stress, so it’s important to keep these rhythms in balance.
Hot stone therapy has mental benefits as well as physical ones.
The deep relaxation you get from a hot stone massage helps ease your mental stress and tension, leaving you with a feeling of well-being. A hot stone massage may also help with the symptoms of anxiety and depression when you combine it with your recommended treatment plan.
The Restore Signature Hot Stone Massage is a blend of ancient Hawaiian healing techniques and grounding Shila massage. Crafted volcanic basalt stones are placed on key energy centres to purify and stabilise your body. A flowing massage, integrating the warmth of hot stones leaves you feeling deeply relaxed, with a sense of wellbeing.
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