3 Benefits of Hot Stone Massage, Part 1

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There are many different types of massage therapy treatments to choose from, all of which have incredible health and wellness benefits. Hot stone massage is a highly sought-after spa treatment which offers effective pain relief, reduces stress, and so much more. Today, we will begin exploring hot stone massage, what it is, and the many benefits this comforting massage treatment has to offer. Then, when you are ready to book a hot stone massage, reach out to our team at Remedi Spa in Staten Island to arrange an appointment for a 30, 60, or 90 minute massage session.

What Is Hot Stone Therapy?

Hot stone massage involves the use of smooth stones, typically made of basalt (volcanic rock) that retain heat well, which are usually heated up to safe temperatures between 130 and 145 degrees Fahrenheit. A skilled massage therapist uses the stones in combination with massage techniques such as long gliding strokes, kneading, circular motions, vibration, and tapping. The stones can also be laid on specific points on the body such as the lumbar spine, between shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Here are four benefits of receiving a hot stone massage with our highly skilled massage therapists at Remedi Spa.

Melts Away Stress and Anxiety

Massage is a powerful therapy for naturally reducing stress and anxiety, but when you add in a heating element, a massage can become even more soothing. The gentle gliding strokes combined with heat work to calm the body and mind, allowing the person receiving the massage to experience a state of calmness to help them let go of their worries.    

Relieves Muscle Tension and Pain

The heating element combined with massage techniques stimulates a sedative effect, which allows the muscles in the body to relax from built up tension caused by stress, anxiety, and injuries. As circulation is improved, toxins can be flushed out and replaced with oxygen and nutrients muscles need to function properly. All of these work together to relieve muscle tension and tightness that contribute to pain and discomfort.

Encourages Better Sleep

For many people, falling asleep and/or staying asleep is a nightly struggle. A hot stone massage effectively relieves muscle tension and pain, which can help your muscles feel loose and relaxed while calming your mind from the stresses of the day. By relieving stress and discomfort, this can help you fall asleep easier and stay asleep longer, so you get a full night of deep, restful sleep. Not only will you feel rejuvenated when you wake up, your body will have a chance to rest and heal while you sleep, which can strengthen your immune system and the body’s natural ability to combat such issues as stress, anxiety, and pain.

Try A Hot Stone Massage Today

If you are ready to experience these and other health and wellness benefits from a soothing, relaxing hot stone massage, call Remedi Spa in Staten Island to book a treatment today. Our skilled massage therapists are here to help you relax, heal, and feel better.

Join us for part two of this short blog series to learn even more benefits of receiving regular hot stone massages. Until then, thank you for reading!