The Origins of Hot Stone Massage Therapy
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Hot Stone Massage Therapy can be linked back to ancient healing rituals used in China and India at least 3000 years back. In North America, the use of hot stones as a health and wellness treatment can also be found back to alternative health prevention practiced by Southwestern Native Indians. Like most wellness treatments the massage therapy benefits of a hot stone massage add to the enjoyment of the full experience.
Natural Evolution of Japanese Hot Stone Massage
As a volcanically formed island, Japan has held a long tradition of utilizing the healing mineral hot springs since the ancient times. Along with the healing properties in the hot mineral water, the springs contained volcanic stones such as basalt which absorbed and retained heat leading to the practice of using the smaller hot stones to massage the areas of the neck, and shoulders to relieve tensions.
What is Hot Stone Massage Therapy?
Today, without a local volcano or hot spring, hot stone massage uses smooth, volcanic basalt stones which are then heated with a warm water or hot steam bath. The hot massage stones vary in sizes and shapes so they will fit better onto the various chakras or energy points of the body.
As the heat of the hot stone is placed onto the body, and coupled with long, firm massage strokes, the client can almost immediately feel warmth, calmness and relaxation seeping through the body. The heat from the stones help to sooth nerves, relax muscles and body and lull the mind to a gentle serenity.
Benefits of Japanese Hot Stone Massage Therapy:
- Promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation
- Ease stressed minds and bodies
- Releases toxins and relieves physical pain
- Improves blood circulation naturally for better bodily functions
- Calms the mind and aids in better sleep
Getting a Japanese hot stone body massage will help to improve blood circulation, detoxify the body, and rejuvenate mind and body with renewed energy.
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