Stone Therapy is the technique of applying either hot or cold stones to the body. Stones of various shapes and sizes are used to carry out the massage, giving various effects and pressure.
HOT STONE THERAPY
Basalt stones are heated with water and then incorporated into a deep tissue massage. At the end of the treatment the stones are re-heated and strategically placed on the body. The client is then left for 5-10 minutes before a final massage is carried out to remove all the stones.
Hot Stone therapy can help in the treatment with muscular aches, pains, and strains, rheumatic and arthritic conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, back pain, and insomnia. It also helps to improve circulation and can help reduce stress, anxiety, tension and depression.
COLD STONE THERAPY
In certain cases cold stones can also be used to help muscular injury and inflammation. Marble stones are cooled using water and then applied to the body or used during massage techniques. The application of cold stones stimulates the nervous system by causing the blood vessels to contract and increasing the lymph flow of waste materials round the body.