The Surprising Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage
There is nothing quite like a massage when you are stressed and looking for a luxurious way to unwind. Massages on their own are incredible, but when you add some smooth hot stones into the mix, the entire experience can be taken to a whole new level. Visit our nail salon today.
The feeling of warm stones on the skin can be comforting and soothing, and they are more than able to ease tension and promote a healthier state of body and mind. With the warm stones placed on areas of the body that are experiencing pain and discomfort, many also turn to this indulgent
treatment in an effort to soothe their aches, and often, the treatment works so well that they end up making it a regular thing.
But what is it about the hot stone massage that makes it such a great treatment, and what are some of the other benefits that you can look forward to experiencing? And is such treatment really suitable for everyone?
Why you need hot stone massages
Hot stone massages help with oxygen flow
It is not so much the stone itself that makes the treatment so beneficial, but rather the heat in the stone. The warmth works with the temperature within the body and as the temperature is raised, it encourages the blood to flow more readily into the muscles which is what brings in more oxygen. The more oxygen in the blood, the faster the tense and stressed-out muscles can recover. Bringing in more fresh blood to the areas where the stones are placed can also encourage relaxation, as the healing nutrients of fresh blood are immensely beneficial.
Hot stone massages improve the mood
Those who offer such a treatment swear that once the treatment is over, it can greatly improve the mood. It is not quite known what the link is, on a neurological basis, between the stones and a person’s mood, but there is an idea that it has something to do with where the stones are placed on various pressure points.
Hot stones can improve pain
When heat is applied to painful areas, they can be a great treatment for loosening muscles and reducing pain. This makes such a treatment ideal for those who are suffering from chronic conditions like arthritis, or who are recovering for sporting activities. The reason why the treatment is so great for treating pain is because the heat allows the massage treatment to penetrate a little deeper than it otherwise would.
Hot stone massages improve flexibility
As we get older, or when we suffer from injuries, we tend to lose some of our flexibility which can lead to pain and tension. With a hot stone treatment, some mobility can be restored as the joints are loosened up by the warmth of the stones combined with a massage.
Hot stone massages improve sleep
These days, we can all do better sleep. With regular massage treatments using hot stones, anxious thoughts can be subdued, and the body completely relaxed. This will naturally lead to better sleep and less stress in the long run.
At our Tammy Taylor Nails Salon Franchise in South Africa, we offer our clients a relaxing hot stone massage treatment. To indulge your senses and relax your mind, you can give us a call a book such a treatment.