The therapeutic application of hot and cold stones has been dated to at least 1500 B.C . Their use has been found in almost all ancient civilization used for healing the body, mind, and soul.
This treatment involves massage and placement of warm stones, allowing muscles to absorb heat. Heat expands the muscles, while melting away knots and tension, allowing for a deeper and more effective massage.
Receiving one hot stone massage is equivalent to receiving 5 regular massages.
Cold stone applications are optional.
Benefits of a hot stone treatment:
Allows for better sleep
Calms the mind
Has a very grounding effect
Relieves chronic muscle tension
Opens pores allowing healing properties of oil to penetrate
Improves circulation and flow of energy
Releases toxins from your body
Improves health conditions. More and more doctors are beginning to recommend this therapy as part of medical treatment of a lot of health problems such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension and musculoskeletal problems.