This is an old age therapy dated thousands of years ago. Hot Basalt Stones are placed on key energy points connecting the flow of energy, while massage techniques are combined using warm aromatherapy oils.This type of treatment can be very relaxing and soothing to the body.
If there are signs of severe inflammation cold marble stones are used in combination with the hot stones. Hot and cold can be very beneficial creating a hydrotherapy treatment. For example, going into a sauna and jumping into a icy cold bath, can be very stimulating. The hot stones expand the blood vessels while the cold ones constrict them. The warm stones sedate the nervous system and the cooler stones gently wake it up again. The combination of hot and cold can help to detox and heal an aching body. It helps to increase the lymph flow and circulation while stimulating the immune system and helping to get rid of any waste in the body.
By using both stones and massage stokes the body can relax much quicker while working into the deeper layers of muscles and recharging your energy levels. Stone massage can be beneficial to those who suffer from: muscular pain, stress, poor circulation, rheumatic and arthritic conditions, fibromyalgia, muscular sclerosis(MS), back pain, insomnia, depression and severe inflammation or swelling of the muscles (for example, after a long athletic work out).