You might think that only those who want to beautify themselves or relax would go to a spa for hot stone massage. But in reality, this is also a gentle therapeutic treatment that can be applied to common health issues such as stress and insomnia.
Hot stone massage is a form of therapy that helps reduce everyday tension and fatigue. It also relaxes muscles and alleviates joint and bone pain.
During a hot stone massage, smooth flat stones at an appropriate temperature are placed on specific body parts, such as the abdomen, chest, face, palms, along the spine, on the feet, and toes. According to the University of New Hampshire Health Services, the stones are heated to a temperature of 130-145 degrees Celsius before the massage.
Here are 5 benefits that hot stone massage brings to the body:
- Reduces muscle pain: When the heat of the stones affects the acupuncture points, blood circulation can increase. As a result, common muscle aches and pains are reduced.
- Boosts the immune system.
- Relieves stress: The hot stones help balance the mind, reduce stress, fatigue, and treat certain joint and bone conditions.
- Improves skin health: The heat from the stones helps eliminate toxins through sweat glands, resulting in smoother and brighter skin.
- Enhances sleep quality: You will find it easier to fall into a deep and restful sleep. Especially upon waking up, you will feel more alert and refreshed.
With Sunyata’s hot stone massage for stress reduction, you can freely “move as you like” without worrying.