Ever wonder why hot stones would be beneficial in a massage session? In addition to feeling amazing, there are a few other great benefits to adding in this little luxury.
Need deep work to get rid of trigger points (knots), or to lengthen some shortened muscles (this can happen when you assume one position for extended periods of time such as sitting at a desk all day)? Hot stones help to heat the muscle tissue allowing for deeper work, faster. This can allow your therapist to get to the deeper work quicker and spend more time on the type of work you really need.
Do you have cold hands and feet? Hot stones are great at increasing circulation in the body. The heat quickly brings the blood flow to the surface and is a real treat when you have an area of the body that is chronically cold. This is also great for an older injury because bringing circulation to an area also brings nutrients your body uses to heal the tissue.
Dealing with a lot of stress and need to just tune out? The heat from the stones has a very relaxing, almost sedative effect. Ask for a hot pack for your feet when you come in and get a double hit of heat. There is nothing quite like having toasty warm feet to increase your speed of relaxation.
So, the next time you visit us for a massage, be sure to ask for hot stones. We will include them free in any massage. See you soon!
Willow Bow Massage Therapy