Using hot stones as massage therapy has been around for centuries and examples can be found in Asia, Europe and America through Native Indians. The concept is pretty simple: using heat to relieve stress and pain. Today hot stone massage therapy still pretty much uses the same approach.
The perfect hot stones are smooth river stones made of basalt, perfect to conserve heat and be nice on the body. The stones are heated in electrical heaters, and then placed at specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes.
What are the benefits of hot stone therapy?
- Put your mind at ease. The heat relaxes you and make you forget your stress and anxiety
- Can help cure insomnia
- Some people argue it is very helpful for depression
- Helps blood circulation
- Helps with the flow of energy and re-establish a balance
- Relieves muscle pain
- Stimulate the flow of oxygen
You can find hot stone therapy pretty much everywhere these days, or can even do it at home with the proper tools, like the electric heater and of course, the right stones.