Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism
Hot stone massage is a speciality massage where I use smooth, heated stones as an extension of my hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so that I can work more deeply, more quickly.
The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
- Provides relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions
- Decreases pain and muscle spasms, Reduces chronic stress and tension. It can Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
- Relieves pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles.
Hot Stone Massage is available from Nicky Shechter at clinics in Hereford and Malvern. Find out more and book an appointment