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Benefits of Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage

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Hot Stone Massage is a style of massage therapy in which water-treated stones are placed at specific sites on the client's body to promote relaxation and to help open up the merdians (energy pathways). Muscles are pretreated with the heated stones to allow the therapist to more easily perform deep tissue manipulations. Cool stones are sometimes used alternately with hot stones. Massage oils are usually incorporated into the massage treatment.

Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

  • Promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation
  • Alleviates stress
  • Releases toxins
  • Relieves pain
  • Improves circulation
  • Calms the psyche

Health Conditions Treated with Hot Stone Massage

  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Back Pain
  • MS
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromylagia
  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Circulatory problems
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

 

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