Benefits mental, spiritual and physical wellness. This treatment helps aid in the relaxation of the mind as well as decrease muscular aches and pains. It is an extremely relaxing technique that relieves muscle tension. It also helps detoxify the body.
During the session, basalt stones (some will even be picked especially by your therapist from mountain streams and ocean shores) are heated and then used to soften muscle tissue. The stones are either worked along the muscle tissue or placed strategically on pressure points. Then, with your muscles softened and pliable, your therapist can use their time effectively to reach and loosen deeper tissue and enhance healing. With this penetrating heat and the soft-tissue manipulation by your therapist, pain associated with arthritis, overuse or injury will be reduced. Blood circulation is improved — feeding all systems of the body with healing nutrients to help detoxify and heal.
Because of the therapeutic value of this treatment, it has been known to aid with conditions such as depression and insomnia. The heat from the rocks allows for an easier and longer transition into the calming atmosphere than a massage gives. This allows your mind to relax at the deepest level.
Stone massage also allows your body to be re-energized and rejuvenated. As the stones and your skilled therapist allows the body and mind to relax, you can reach a meditative state. With increased flow of oxygen and this meditative state, your nervous system is calmed down and increased vitality is achieved.