Author: Emma Sloan
Victoria, it’s true: a hot stone massage is the perfect winter treatment, especially after the year we’ve collectively had!
As one of our most popular massage services here at Pure Body Health Victoria, we are experts when it comes to hot stone massages.
Keep reading to learn what a hot stone massage treatment at Pure Body Health Victoria entails, what its benefits are, and how it works to alleviate tension during the winter months.
First Things First: What Does a Hot Stone Massage Entail, Exactly?
A hot stone massage is exactly what it says on the tin: by utilizing heated stones (most commonly smooth river rocks that do well to retain heat), your massage therapist will heat the stones until they are within an ideal temperature range. Your massage therapist will then place the stones on specific parts of the body to loosen muscles that are sore and tight (as well as balance energy levels). These hot stones will be periodically swapped with cold stones to yield the treatment’s full therapeutic benefits.
In fact, stones have been used for therapeutic purposes worldwide; the Japanese, Scandaniavians, North American Indigenous Peoples, Chinese, and Buddhist Monks have all used stones for alleviating muscle pain for centuries. This, coupled with expert Swedish massage techniques, work to efficiently release pain and/or tension that has built up over the winter months. We here at Pure Body Health are proud to offer hot stone massages, cold stone massages, and contrast stone massages (during which both hot and cold stones are used.)
The Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage
By applying hot stones to the body first, toxins and muscle tightness are released; the application of cold stones then encourages said improved blood flow. This alternation also improves overall relaxation.
Other benefits of a hot stone massage include:
- Bettered lymphatic drainage throughout the body
- The lowering of blood pressure
- Enhanced immune response
- The release of stress, pain, muscle aches, tightness, and fatigue
- A sense of relaxation
- Reduced muscle spasms and acute inflammatory reactions
- Soothing of burns
Book Your Hot Stone Massage At Pure Body Health Victoria
Pure Body Health Victoria’s team of registered health professionals are here to deliver on our promise of providing Victoria with the tools for optimal living.
We are located on Yates Street (beside Fol Epi, between Bulk Barn and the Odeon Theatre) and have two nearby parkades for easy visitation. We like to notify clients that first-hour parking is free, along with ample metered street parking on the blocks of Yates Street, Johnson Street, and Blanshard Street. For those who cycle, we encourage parking at our bike racks stationed outside of the office!
Treat yourself this winter with the healing powers of a hot stone massage. Book yours today!