Hot Stone Massage Edmonton
Feel free to give us a call to schedule or book your appointment online as we offer hot stone massage therapy services at both our North and South locations.
What is a hot stone massage?
Another type of massage therapy, hot stone massage is used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body.
During the therapy, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific areas of the body. These stones are usually made of basalt, a volcanic rock that retains heat. Hot massage stones are heated to at least 130 to 145 degrees, according to the University of New Hampshire Health Services. The stones may be placed on:
- Your stomach
- Your chest
- Your palms
- Your feet and toes
- Your spine
Practitioners may also hold heated stones as they massage the body using Swedish massage techniques such as:
- Long strokes
- Circular movements
At times, cold stones are used during a hot stone massage treatment, the stones may be used after hot stones to calm any engorged blood vessels and to soothe the skin.
What are the benefits of hot stone massage?
It is regarded that most massage treatments fall under the alternative medicine branch. This is why they are becoming popular complementary therapy for many conditions. Some of the benefits of getting a hot stone massage:
- Assists relieve muscle tension and pain
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- improve sleep
- It May help relieve autoimmune symptoms
- It May help alleviate cancer symptoms
- May boost immunity
Who can benefit from a hot stone massage?
If you are experiencing muscle tension, pain, insomnia, or stress, you may be the right candidate and can benefit from a hot stone massage. Also, for those having a chronic condition that causes pain, consult your doctor to see if a hot stone massage can be a good option for you.
Warnings and Risks
A hot stone massage is generally safe, especially when performed by a trained therapist since there are some situations where it should be avoided. This is why it is important to consult your doctor before getting a massage if you experience:
- Bleeding disorder
- Burns on your skin
- Open wounds
- Recent surgery
- severe osteoporosis
Search for a massage therapist through one of the Edmonton massage associations. Dr. Song Acupuncture And Massage clinic feature experienced and certified massage therapists available for you. Call or book online for your massage therapist near you.