A therapist may also place stones on points that are thought to be energy centers of the body to rebalance the body and mind energy flows.
The heat of the rocks causes muscles to relax, improves blood circulation and calms the nervous system.
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The use of hot stones for healing goes back a long way. Ancient cultures used this technique to improve overall mental, spiritual, and physical wellness. Today, hot stone therapy is used much in the same way as it was centuries ago and for the same benefits. Stone therapy promotes deep muscle relaxation, alleviates stress, relieves pain, improves blood circulation and calms the psyche.
Stone therapy uses smooth heated rocks placed at key points on the body. We use stones made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron. They have high heat retention qualities and are very smooth - they have been smoothed over time by the river's current.
Before placement on the body the stones are immersed in water and heated until they are within a certain temperature range. Usually the stones are placed on specific points on the back, but can be placed between the toes, or held in the palms of the hands.
Derma Science Spa hot stone therapy is recommended for a variety of health conditions:
- Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
- Stress, anxiety and tension
Hot stone therapy is perfect for achieving mental wellness. Insomnia and depression can be helped by the use of hot stone therapy. As the warm stones relax the body, the mind is calmed and put at ease. Stress, deadlines, anxiety, and other life annoyances disappear long enough for your mind to relax at the deepest level.
Even one session can help you to relax, release, and rejuvenate. Hot stone therapy is a wonderfully refreshing experience!