Try our soothing heat of stones add on your massage treatment, give benefit of deeper tension release, made possible by the extra flexibility provided by heat. The hot stone experience warms the body and soothes any ailments, manipulating muscle to be easy to work on. It’s not only great treat during the colder winter session but also enjoyable relaxing all year around. Hot stone therapy massages in North Melbourne, Melbourne CBD, Dockland, West Melbourne, Kensington, Flamington, Parkville, Carlton, and the surrounding Melbourne suburbs
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Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
For those of you who have made massage a necessity, you may occasionally try hot stone massage. Not only the sensation of heat you get, the benefits of hot stone massage can also have an effect on body fitness and mental peace.
Hot stone massage is a massage therapy that uses heated basalt stones. The stone is heated with a special tool until it is within the right temperature range. During the massage, stones are placed on certain parts of the body, such as along the back, palms, feet and face or used directly as a massage tool.
Benefits of Hot Stone Therapy Massage
Just like other types of massage, the benefits of hot stone massage include benefits for physical and psychological health. Here are some of them:
1. Relieve Muscle Aches and Pain
The heat from the hot stone massage will help the muscles relax, thereby releasing tension and relieving pain. The heat from the stones will transfer to the body and reach the muscles and joints, which can help with relaxation. Heat is also thought to be able to "shut off" the pain stimuli in the pain nerves, thus blocking the message from and to the brain.
2. Reducing Stress and Anxiety
Massage therapy can be effective for stress relief. Several studies have shown that after massage therapy, respondents' stress and anxiety levels dropped significantly. Both a hot stone massage and a light touch can still work wonders for stress and anxiety.
3. Make Sleep Better
Many people have poor sleep quality. Factors such as stress, insomnia, and busyness make them sleep deprived and experience sleep disturbances. A study shows hot stone massage can improve sleep quality in patients with hemodialysis. This massage helps hemodialysis patients to feel relaxed and comfortable so they can sleep better.
4. Increase the Immune System
According to a 2010 study, massage can have a positive effect on immunity. Several studies say, in research participants who received massage found an increase in immune cells. Such as white blood cells and Natural Killer Cell. This was reported in study participants who had been massaged for 1 month.
5. Improve Blood Circulation
When the heat from the stone penetrates the deeper tissues of the body, the blood vessels will open, increasing circulation. Poor blood circulation is known to cause fatigue.