Friday, 1 May 2009

Learn About Hot Stone Massages

There are plenty of massage types including Swedish, Thai, aromatherapy, deep tissue, reflexology. Even though there are many choices, hot stone therapy is one of the most popular methods. Many people are choosing the hot stone therapy option and its popularity is quickly rising and more and more therapists are offering this option.

This type of therapy involves placing heated basalt stones on key parts of the body to help you relax and release muscular tension. The stones are composed with mainly silica with traces of irons which allows the stones to retain the heat very well. The heated stones work by transferring heat to the body creating a deep tissue effect. The heat of the stones warms the skin, which allows for the absorption of moisturizing and therapeutic oils, while simultaneously preparing the musculature of the body so the therapist can work into the deeper muscle layers.

The main reasons people choose this therapy is to loosen muscles, relax, feel energized, and experience increased local circulation.

It also works wonders for people with with a wide variety of health conditions. People with headaches, carpal tunnel, back problems, and plantar fasciatis all use hot stone therapy for treatment.

Another one of the reasons for the popularity of this massage is that it requires minimal contact with the therapist since all the work is being done by the stones themselves.

One hour sessions usually cost around fifty dollars. Remember this type of treatment is all natural and is available by most therapists.

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