Flow | Hot Stone Massages
What are the benefits of Hot Stone Massage?
Hot stone massage is a form of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat well. These stones are typically heated in water or using a hot stone machine to a temperature of around 130-145 degrees Fahrenheit, and then placed on specific points on the body.
During a hot stone massage, the therapist may also use the hot stones to massage the body, using techniques such as long strokes, circular movements, and tapping. The heat from the stones can help to relax muscles and increase blood flow, promoting a deeper sense of relaxation.
In addition to its relaxing benefits, hot stone massage has been shown to have a range of therapeutic benefits. The heat from the stones can help to relieve muscle tension and stiffness, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve overall circulation. It can also aid in the detoxification process by stimulating the lymphatic system.
To enhance the benefits of hot stone massage, natural oils can be used. The hot almond oil is particularly recommended for their health benefits. These oils can be applied to the skin to promote relaxation, relieve stress, and boost overall wellbeing.
In conclusion, hot stone massage is a highly effective therapy that can provide a range of benefits for the body and mind. By using heated stones and natural essential oils, it offers a deeply relaxing and therapeutic experience that can help promote overall health and wellbeing.
At Flow, you can experience the benefits of a hot stone massage as an add-on to our Signature Thai Massage or Flow Oil Massage. Whichever option you choose, you will enjoy the therapeutic benefits for both your mind and body.