– Hot Stone Massage –
Heat has long been used as treatment for muscular pain and tension.
Heated stones have been used in many different cultures throughout time,
including here in the Americas as well as Africa, Egypt, and India.
A Hot Stone Massage involves the use of smooth, heated stones – usually Basalt, a type of volcanic stone.
The stones are usually held in the therapists hands as your body is massaged,
though they may sometimes be placed in areas of more chronic tension for a targeted effect.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage Include:
Relief From Chronic Pain
Decreased Muscle Spasms
Help Relieve Stress and Anxiety
Risks of Hot Stone Massage
Despite the many benefits associated with Hot Stone Massage,
it is not always appropriate of every body.
Hot Stone Massage should be avoided in the following scenarios.
Should Be Avoided In The Area Of:
Recent or Sever Bruising/Cuts/Scrapes
Skin conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis that respond poorly to Heat
Should Be Avoided Totally:
Currently under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Currently Pregnant (don’t want to cook the baby!)
Why Should I See Summit Therapeutics?
The #1 Claim in the Massage Insurance world is related to the misuse of Hot Stones…
So you want to make sure your therapist is trained to appropriately use the stones,
and that they are receptive to your feedback.