What is Hot Stone and Cold Stone Therapy ?
Updated: May 16, 2019
Whoa! I solemnly swear that this is one of the most luxurious massage/ spa treatments ever! This treatment is absolutely relaxing uniting cold jade stones and heated basalt stones to give a superb therapeutic feeling. It is sometimes called geo-thermotherapy and aids to replenish the body oxygen because it impacts the body on a cellular level.
Also known as geothermal energy, it is as therapeutic as it is luxurious given that this treatment is by far more effective than a regular massage. It is also a great alternative to deep tissue massage for treating muscular tension and reduced range of motion, especially if you do not like firm pressure.
Both hot and cold stones are different shapes and sizes, are used on specific areas of the body. For example, large to medium stones are used on the back, arms and legs while the smaller tones are used on the face and between the toes. Stones also vary by type. Those used for the heated part of the treatment are usually basalt or jade, whereas marble stones are used for cold therapy.
For the massage, basalt (heated) stones are used mostly throughout the massage treatment. The basalt stones are used by the therapist to glide over the body using effleurage and petrissage techniques to warm the muscle tissue and the body as a whole to maintain a soothing feel for the duration of the treatment. Cold stones are used after that only on areas of focus to maximize the healing process by the elimination of heat from tissue, causing the dilated blood vessels to constrict. This process dramatically impacts the circulatory system, thus increasing blood flow, oxygen and nutrients within the body. It also stimulates the lymphatic system by
Hot and Cold Stones Treatment (Geothermal Therapy) Benefits: It relieves inflamed muscles due to exercise or injury it stimulates the lymphatic system so the body could expel waste more efficiently improve the functioning of the circulatory system, settle discomfort from muscle spasms relieve stress and promotes deep relaxation. It rebalances the body, mind and soul enhances energy levels and immunity.
So give the Hot and Cold Stone Therapy a try. I guarantee that you will enjoy the experience with no regrets as long as a trained massage practitioner is administering the treatment. A signature treatment that is highly effective- luxurious and therapeutic, indeed.