It is known that over a period of time, the body builds up unhealthy amounts of stress hormones as a response to our environment.
The increased level of the "stress hormone" cortisol can cause physical problems, such as digestive issues, headaches, and sleeplessness.
Relaxation massage helps to decrease the amount of stress hormones in the body, leaving you with a feeling of complete relaxation and rest, long after the sessions is over.
The techniques that are used during the massage trigger changes in the brain's chemistry, resulting in reduced stress, lasting relaxation and an improved mood.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body.
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
Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
Relieves pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles