Asked by: Veselka Kowalczekhealthy living physical therapy
What is hot stone massage good for?
Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
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Besides, what's involved in a hot stone massage?
A hot stone massage involves flat basaltstones being immersed in hot water and then placedonto specific parts of the body. During a hot stone massage,the techniques of a regular massage are applied. However,the therapist also works with hot stones that are placed onspecific parts of the body.
Secondly, how do you use a hot stone massage? The stones are heated in a pot with hotwater. When the therapist is ready to use one, they willspoon out a stone, place it in a towel for a few seconds tocool it off. Before using the stones, the therapist willgently massage the body for a few minutes using oil to warmup the tissues and loosen muscles.
Similarly, which is better deep tissue or hot stone massage?
So, the difference between hot stone and deeptissue massage is essentially, that with hot stones,you're going to be using hot basalt stones. With theheated basalt stones, it's actually easier to accessthe muscle tissue much faster on a deeper level than withdeep tissue massage.
How often should you get a hot stone massage?
The frequency of your treatments will depend onyou and your needs. If you are suffering from aparticular ailment, you may find that a session everyweek or every two weeks will help treat and keep your problems atbay.