Hot stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt and placed on chest, spine, face, neck, palms, feet or toes and massage of type Swedish
Hot stone massage has been proven best for people with muscle pain and tension or those who wish to relax. It is therapeutic and uses heated stones that are arranged on your back together with kneading from the massage physician. It aids in easing muscle pain, improved blood circulation, reducing pain and stress and aids in relaxation.
It is important to understand the health benefits your body gets from a good massage. Such include:
- Relieving stress and anxiety
- Improved sleep
- Corrects insomnia and restores sleep
- Improved skin tone since it relieves skin tension and encourages blood circulation and generation of new cells
- Reducing muscle pain and tension
- Boosting body immunity
- Increase mental alertness
Massages are conducted by a massage physician in a private room. They are done individually unless for couple massages that are done on two people in the same room but with different therapists, depending on the type of massage you are getting. You only have a towel wrapped around your body and inner clothes. To allow the physician to access the specific body part he/she is working on with ease. In other massages such as chair massage, you can be dressed but in loose clothes.
Before starting a massage session, ensure that you tell the therapist your expectations. Let them know what you are comfortable with and what does not work for you. In case you have any health conditions, let them know in advance. This will aid them to know what to avoid when offering you a massage and what to incorporate to make you feel better.