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Hot Stone Massage

What is Hot Stone Massage?  

Hot Stone Massage is a very relaxing massage, inserted in holistic therapies, which uses hot volcanic stones to massage the body.

 

How Hot Stone Massage Works

The volcanic stones, flat and smooth, are heated and placed in specific energetic points, often in the chakras. Its heat allows you to open the chakras, stimulating the circulation of energy in the body and balancing it. It also provides a fantastic feeling of relaxation and comfort.

Sometimes during this massage other holistic techniques are applied, such as aromatherapy, music therapy or both.

Cold stones can also be used and the thermal difference stimulates even more the energetic points  that we have throughout the body.

 

Hot Stone Massage Benefits

Although there are several benefits in using this technique, some of which have already been mentioned, hot stone massages are extremely beneficial for the treatment of:

  • Anxiety;
  • Back pains;
  • Depression;
  • Insomnia;
  • Joint pain;
  • Muscle tension;
  • Poor blood circulation.

Hot Stone Massage Contraindications

Although it is a massage with varied benefits, it is necessary, as in all therapies and other massages, to have some care, and it is not advisable for people who:

  • Have infectious skin diseases;
  • Have open wounds;
  • Have had surgery recently;
  • Are performing chemo or radiotherapy treatments;
  • Have a predisposition to clot formation;
  • Be pregnant - you should always consult the doctor who is accompanying the pregnancy before performing the massage with hot stones;
  • Have inflamed skin, poorly healed wounds, bruises, tumors, recent fractures or hernias - Hot stone massages can not be performed in areas with these characteristics and can be done on the rest of the body.

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