Looking to melt away tension, ease stiff muscles and increase circulation and metabolism as the temperatures start to dip? There is no better way to heat up your next massage session than with Somatic Massage Hot Stone. This 1-hour Signature Service includes the use of smooth, water-heated stones placed at key points on the body. Typically, the stones are river rocks or very smooth stones made of basalt, which has a high iron content that helps the stones retain heat.
Why hot stones?
The heated rocks penetrate tense muscles and allow for a deeper relaxation throughout your body. Somatic massage therapists will also use the hot stones during your customized massage to further the healing, relaxing nature of your experience. Not only does the direct heat of the stones help relax your muscles more fully, but they also help to expand your blood vessels and encourage blood flow throughout your body. Constricted blood vessels can cause fatigue, which can then lead to tense muscles containing a build-up of lactic acid. Better blood flow works to promote healing in those
Hot stone massage is great if you are dealing with chronic pain, particularly from rheumatic or arthritic conditions, or even fibromyalgia. It can also help with carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions. A hot stone massage can even offer such psychological benefits as a reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression, although massage should never be used as a substitute for any medically prescribed treatment.
Finally, hot stones used during a massage help to promote calming and offer a feeling of deeper relaxation. The end result is less stress and anxiety, as well as a better overall massage experience. However, if at any time you feel that the stones are too hot and are causing you discomfort, let your massage therapist know. Pain is certainly not the goal of this treatment.
To schedule a hotstone massage session call 516-686-9557 or click here to book online.