The hot stone massage is an alternative therapy massage and bodywork technique involving the placement of some heated or even cold stones on the human body for the specific purpose of therapeutic treatment, pain relief and/or relaxation. In the United States, it is considered a complementary therapy used for pain relief by those who underwent surgical procedures. It can also be used as a part of a remedial or therapeutic massage to treat conditions such as cramps, soreness and sprains. The stones, which are heated are said to relieve tension in the muscles, which is what gives pain its relief. Some of the stones are used for spiritual purposes like meditation and relaxation.
Cold stones are not used during hot stone massages. The reason for this is that it is difficult to control the temperature of cold stones when being placed on someone’s skin. Heat makes it much easier to control the temperature. If you have been injured in some way, it is recommended to see a doctor before trying any self-massage techniques. Although there is no documented medical evidence of the effect of massaging with hot and cold stones, it is thought to stimulate the flow of blood and increase the flow of oxygen in the blood vessels.
Hot stone massages are said to promote healing of the tissues, ligaments and tendons. It has been used in the treatment of back pain, headache, varicose veins, athlete’s foot, sunburn, and menstrual pains among many other conditions. These massages also help relieve muscle tension, which is what causes soreness and stiffness. In addition, it helps relieve cramps, headaches and muscle spasms. As a matter of fact, many chiropractors recommend hot stone massage as part of their back therapies for pain relief.
There are some common precautions that you should consider when you decide to give a hot stone massage. Before having this type of therapeutic massage, it is important that you consult with your health care professional. Some recommendations include: not using a hot oil or broth; not allowing the session to exceed 90 minutes; not using the same pressure points more than three times; and allowing your masseuse to put ice on your muscles for 10 minutes before and after the session. If you follow these simple guidelines, it may help you to reap the benefits of this natural therapy.
If you have a history of bleeding or bruising, then it is generally safe to receive a hot stone massage. However, you should be aware of your current condition. You should be well aware of the medications and supplements you are currently taking, including over the counter and prescription drugs. Also, you should understand the risks involved. For example, if you have a history of bleeding disorder such as thrombosis, you may not be able to tolerate this type of massage because it could cause severe blood loss.
In addition, you should be aware that many of the conditions you experience with your back or neck may also be present with the hot stone massage. This includes problems such as lower back pain or whiplash from a car accident. However, some research found that massage could actually help with lower back pain, as well as neck pain. In addition, research found that the massage could help reduce stiffness in the muscles. Therefore, this massage may be an effective treatment for whiplash from a car accident.
A separate research found that the hot stone massage could help people suffering from whiplash. The therapy helped patients who were experiencing a lower level of pain and better range of motion. Additionally, the study found that patients who were suffering from a whiplash injury improved their range of motion. Therefore, this massage therapy may be beneficial to those who are experiencing pain and restriction in their lives.
Hot stone massage uses a warm, heated quartz stones placed on specific parts of the body. The stones cause a reduction in circulation, which helps the muscles relax and the entire body becomes more relaxed. The heat from the stones loosens up tight muscles, increasing the blood flow in that area. The increased flow of blood is very beneficial because it helps supply nutrients to all areas of the body.