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What is Hot Stone Massage and is it better than say a Sweedish massage?

Discussion in 'Hot Stone Massage' started by mita, Jul 22, 2011.


  1. mita

    mita Member

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    I am looking for a full body massage & heard about Hot Stone Therapy is this a proper massage or does the therapist just leave the stones on your body!
    I need de-toxing, getting rid of notts & getting rid of aches & pains etc
     
  2. pnkyz_brain

    pnkyz_brain Member

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    The benefits of hot stone massage are as follows.
    Stress Reduction
    Increases heart rate
    Relaxes connective tissue
    Increases metabolism and elimination
    Increases blood and lymphatic circulation

    Stones created by volcanic action, such as basalt stones, are used as Hot Stones. The application of hot stones is beneficial when increasing the amount of blood supply to an area and is very effective when used for relaxation.
    There are various methods of hot stone treatments. Some do have a layout for the stones whereas others simply (and more effectively) actually massage with the stones. There is no right answer to which is better. I personally don't like to recieve hot stone massage. I would rather have a deep tissue massage anyday. However, I do have clients of mine that love recieving hot stone massage. If you need help finding a therapist who does hot stone in your area, drop me a line. Therapeutically yours . . . .
     
  3. Van

    Van Member

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    Hot stone massage is a great way to relax and get toxins out of your body. The stones are used as a type of Hydrotherapy to relax the muscels with heat. This will make the job easier for the therapist to work with the body to release all the toxins by massaging. I love this modality of massage and it is very popular. Most of my clients ask for it.
    If you have aches on your body, tell your therapist first where your feel the pain so they can know where to put the stones at and massage more.
    Hot Stone Massage is intergrated with Swedish Massage techinques. So you do get a massage after the stones have been on your body for so long.
    I work at a spa and what I do is I make a body wrap first on the client then put the stones where the client specifies where the pains or aches are at. Then I take off the stones and unwrap. then begin to massage. Remember to always drink lots and lots of water after any massage session so your body can get the full effect of detox. I am sure your therapist will tell you that anyways
    I hope this helps....
     
  4. ntouchspa

    ntouchspa Member

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    It depends on the place that you go. Some places do just place stones on you then walk out......at my spa, we use the stones to get out knots, aches and pains. Just ask a lot of questions when making your appointment.....research is the best!

    Good Luck!
     
  5. Julia B

    Julia B Member

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    In most hot stone massages, smooth river stones that have been heated are used to massage muscle tissue. In Chinese medicine, hot stones have been used for thousands of years to increase yang energy and to help relieve Qi Stagnation.
     
  6. primavera76

    primavera76 New Member

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    Some massage therpaists combine traditional massage techniques with hot stone massage. They place a combination of hot and cold stones along your meridiens and down your spine. The different temperatures start releasing tensions in the muscles, then the therapist will actually use the stone to give you a massage which is ten times deeper than using hands alone. I had one last year and I felt amazing afterwards. I would definitely recommend it. The stones are not so hot that they are unbearable either. They should be heated using a professional water bath which the stones are placed in prior to treatment and the stones should be clean.

    Have a look at my friends website for more info. http://www.pearlofhealth.co.uk/
     
  7. Zeonin

    Zeonin New Member

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    Thanks for the post
     

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