By West Norwood Therapies Team, Dec 12 2019 10:44AM
Massage therapist Melanie Howlett shares some information on why and how she uses hot stones to enhance her massage treatments. Sounds like bliss...
Have you ever felt the benefits of having a hot stone massage?
Many people have seen posters on therapy shop windows or in Well- being magazines with a person laying with a line of hot stones along their spine.
There is more however to having a hot stone massage than meets the eye. The stones can be used with different techniques to relieve trigger points and painful areas of muscle tissue to relieve chronic and longstanding soft tissue pain with some deep soft tissue work with the added benefit of heat.
The stones are a deeply soothing and relieving treatment.
As the temperatures get colder it is really beneficial for us to bring some heat into our body to ward off those damp and cold days.
The stones are especially beneficially for sufferers of rheumatoid Arthritis and those with stiff muscles and joints, helping to improve flexibility and keep us moving.
The hot stones also offer the added benefit of some emotional healing and deeper cleansing as the stones absorb energetic emotional energy from the soft tissues which aids in the healing of the participant.
As well as being detoxifying and cleansing they are also a great stress reliever, the stones are deeply relaxing and you will come away feeling renewed and deeply relaxed.
I love to integrate the stones into my treatments to give a little extra something special for people to enjoy during their treatment. During those colder months especially when clients are coming in from the cold and the nights are drawing closer and we are seeing less sunlight it is a really lovely treat for a body to receive.
So if you haven’t yet treated yourself or a loved one to the gift of a hot stone massage therapy treatment, why not consider it this winter to help you get through those cold and darker days as we wait for the first signs of spring to emerge.