The hot stone massage is a therapeutic massage used as a complementary therapy to assist in the treatment of various health conditions. It has many benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality or relieving muscle tension and back pain.
This type of therapy is done by our therapist, who specialises in this type of procedure, combining massage with the use of heated basalt stones, which is a type of volcanic stone, being placed on specific skin tension points on different parts of the body, such as the back, legs, feet or hands.
The hot stone massage is considered a form of alternative or complementary treatment, which can be done to assist in the treatment of some health conditions. It should not replace therapy with medicine prescribed by a doctor.
Improves blood circulation
Massage with hot stones helps to improve blood circulation because the heat of the stone is transferred to the skin. This dilates the blood vessels and therefore increases blood flow in the area of the skin where it has been applied, and this helps to relax and relieve pain.
In addition, the massage movements applied with the hands also stimulate blood circulation, improving the functioning of the cardiovascular system.
Relieves muscular pain
By improving blood flow, in the region where the heated stone was placed, this massage helps to decrease inflammation in the muscle, relax the muscles and relieve spasms, pain and muscle tension. This treatment can help relieve back pain and also joint pain.
Helps reduce stress
By promoting relaxation of the body and reducing muscle tension, hot stone massage helps reduce stress and anxiety because it decreases the body's release of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that, when it has high levels in the body, can lead to stress, causing a constant state of alertness.
Improves sleep quality
Hot stone massage helps improve sleep quality and fight insomnia, as it helps relax the body, making it easier to fall asleep faster and have a deeper, more restorative sleep.
Promotes intense relaxation
The heat reaches the deepest fibres of the muscles in the region where the stones are placed, allowing our therapist to perform the massage more deeply without applying too much pressure. Thus promoting intense relaxation in the body.
Helps in the treatment of depression
Massage with hot stones can also help treat depression because it helps to release endorphins and serotonin, hormones that act in the brain to regulate anxiety, increase happiness and improve mood.
Massage increases the release of endorphins in the body, which has a natural analgesic action, similar to opioid drugs like morphine, which helps reduce headaches.
By helping to relax muscles and reduce tension, the treatment helps relieve tension headaches or migraine.
Promotes lymphatic drainage
Hot stone massage can help promote lymphatic drainage, as the heat from the stones can increase sweating and eliminate toxins from the body.
Strengthens the immune system
Hot stone massage can help strengthen the immune system, as it increases the release of endorphins in the body and reduces emotional stress. This is because, in situations of chronic anxiety or depression, the immune system can weaken, decreasing its ability to fight microorganisms and increasing the risk of disease.
Promoting a better quality of sleep and fighting insomnia also helps to increase energy levels, concentration and focus. In addition, by stimulating the release of endorphins in the body, massage with hot stones helps to improve memory and attention because it increases the feeling of well-being, which facilitates attention to external stimuli. It also allows external stimuli to be perceived more clearly.
The benefits are extensive in front of the simplicity of the treatment process. The magic lies precisely in the experience and preparation of the therapist so that you can fully enjoy the experience.