Nov 03

Hot Stone Therapy Benefits

by Radiant Bliss

Hot stones offer your therapist the ability to work tense muscles with less pressure due to aide of the heat the stones provide. In addition to deep relaxation, here are some other benefits to having a hot stone massage. They include:

Reduction of Pain

Hot stone massage has specifically been associated with symptom relief in people with a variety of conditions, such as fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders.  Several studies, including on fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis, have linked moderate massage techniques with lessening pain, and improving range of motion.

Helps with Stress

Massage is an effective method for stress relief. Several studies have shown that massage reduces stress and anxiety and improves cardiovascular health.

Increased joint flexibility

Muscle tension can make it difficult and more painful to move the joints. Massage helps to relax muscles, which makes it easier and more comfortable for someone to move.  Those with certain joint disorders may benefit greatly from hot stone massage.

Decreased muscle spasms and tension

Muscles that are tense and in spasm can cause a lot of pain and interfere with daily life. Reducing the inflammation and tension in the muscles eases both muscle spasms and pain.  As previously said, massage and the use of hot stones can promote relaxation of the muscles and joints in the body to ease both pain and spasms.

Better sleep

Many people do not sleep well. Factors such as stress, insomnia, and busy schedules mean they get much less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night.  The relaxation massage can provide may aide in promoting better sleep.

If you haven't tried a hot stone massage yet, be sure to experiment with one on your next visit.  You never know, a few hot stones could be the answer in relieving those stubborn pains or be the perfect enhancement to an even better massage!.