The massage with the use of hot
stones is an old technique like
humanity itself. Civilizations all over the world had known
the miraculous function of magma stones for many years. The hot stone
therapy is connected with the power of three elements – earth, fire
and water. At the time of Antique, China, India, Mesopotamia,
Southern and Northern Indians or in Hawaii cold and hot
stones were used to heal the human body. As any other knowledge this
art of doctors and healers are known for ages and
are accepted by modern civilisation.
The present world is discovering one of the most effective massages
at all. This miraculous heat of lava stones is becoming a more and more
favourite procedure. There isn’t any other massage
which can bring such feelings as the hot stone one. The hot stone therapy is one of the
most enjoyable massages you can experience.
The hot stone therapy is dominating among the classical massages
thanks to its own effects on body and soul. You will feel
completely relaxed and in harmony. You will forget the everyday
stress, concerns and the world around you.
It is one of the best way to get rid of stress and inner
disharmony. Try to imagine the pleasure of heat coming
from volcanic stones to every single part of your body. You will
have lovely rest and even after the massage you will feel
completely relaxed througt the heat.
How the massage is
The stones are warmed up in
a special pot with hot water up to 55°C. Gradually warmed stones
are put on chosen spots on back. After that a
special massage of back and legs is carried out by hands and stones. You will lie
on your back in the second part of the procedure. The massage continues on
the foreside of the legs, reflexology massage of feets by little stones. Than follows the massage
of arms and hands, neck and low neck and face. The hot stone
massage is carried out along with the classic massage. It is
possible to use some essential oils for a better effect. The stones
are put in hands, on feets and between fingers. It is important to
be in touch with the therapist as stones may be too hot for people
with sensitive skin.
The massage by
stones is a great relaxation for body and mind.
Warm temperature from smooth stones goes up to 3 cm in
depth into the organism. It has a positive effect on physiological
processes. You can easily get rid of stress and nervousness, insomnia and
other psychical problems. It also brings complete relaxation,
feelings of safety when stress itself flies away. The heat from
stones helps to loose muscles and joints, cramps, blockades, regulate digestion and fasten metabolism, get
rid of waste products from tissues, it also contributes to the right function of
the lymphatic system, liver and kidneys. Likewise the cosmetic effect is
extraordinary strong. The massage makes skin supple and the heat opens
the pores. It has a beneficial influence on the lymphatic system as well as on the cellulite. It also harmonises chakras (energetic
centres) and meridians (energetic path) function. It induces a
meditative state of mind, body and soul. The feelings and effects persist for several days.
At the end of the massage it is good to stay on the couch for few more
minutes. The massage by hot stones is much more intensive than
the classic one. You wil be completely relaxed for several hours or
even days. At least one hour or better for the rest of the day it is
important to avoid any physical exercise, driving a car and any
other physical or psychical activities. It is necessary to
drink enough water or herbal tea. Coffee and black tea should
be avoided as they dehydrate the body.
The main health
effects of the hot stone massage
• Stimulates blood circulation and the lymphatic system.
• Deep relaxation and harmonising of the organism.
• Gradually warms up the whole body.
• Helps to detoxify the organism.
• Harmonise the energy of the body
• Strengthens the memory and improves the concentration.
• Improves the function of the nervous system, gets rid of psychical
problems, neurosis, depression, fastens the metabolism, regulates
fluid retention in the body.
• Regulates difficulties with digestive system and weight problems.
• Reduces the menopause difficulties.
• Strengthens the immune system.
• Helps with mobility problem, back pain, neck, joints,
rheumatic and arthritis disorders.
• Great regeneration after physical and sport activities.
The hot stone massage is recommended to anybody who has problems
with insomnia, lack of concetration, inability to relax, businessman who
are under the pressure most of the time. Also to people who
have to make some big achievement in very short time.
Any type of massage is not suitable or just possible with caution:
• Immediately after physical activity or meal
• Varicose veins (inform a therapist if you have inner veins as
they don´t have to be visible)
• Intensive or painful menstruation
• Open wounds and bruises
• Extreme sensitivity on heat
• High blood pressure
• Heart disorders
• Infections disorder
• Skin infection