The Many Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

 

By now, you have probably heard about hot stone massage already. Since it’s quite new to your ear, you don’t give it attention. Many are skeptical about it at first but once they experience the benefits of this unique massage, they just keep coming back for more. Are you ready to learn more about it?

What Can It Help You With?

Hot stone massage uses heated and smooth flat stones. This type of massage is said to help with stress, anxiety, arthritis pain, insomnia, poor blood circulation, depression and back pain. The best people to get this massage are those that suffer from tension. The warm stones help in relaxing the muscles resulting in a more relaxing experience for you.

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How Does It Work?

If you want to reduce the stress you’re feeling and have a clearer mind, getting a hot stone massage is worth the try. The massage therapist will apply oil on the body to allow the warm stones to glide easily. Once the oil is applied, the warm stones will be placed in the key areas. How hot are these stones? The stones are placed in a warming unit but the therapist will grab these stones first before putting them on your body. That is to make sure the stones are not too hot. If you are heat sensitive, do let your therapist know right away. Speak up if there is anything uncomfortable.

A typical hot stone massage takes 60 to 90 minutes depending on your choices. The only thing you need to do during the session is to relax and clear your mind. The rate for the massage will vary from one massage center or spa to another. You may want to call ahead for an appointment to make sure that a therapist for this type of massage will be present. There are therapists who are trained to specialize in this type of massage.

Choosing the Massage Center

To make sure that you have the best massage experience, pay the spa or massage center a personal visit. Talk to the staff and know more about their specialties. Look around the facility, is it clean and relaxing? Usually, quality massage centers have a very therapeutic feel the moment you step into the facility. If you don’t feel comfortable, look around for other massage centers. At the end of the day, you want to be stressed-free and relaxed; not stressed about the therapist and massage center.


Massage Envy Citrus Park – Tampa
12865 Citrus Plaza Drive MM# 19430, Tampa, FL 33625
(813)341-1900
http://www.massageenvy.com/clinics/FL/Citrus-Park.aspx

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