Do you suffer from constant stress or just want to relax? Stone therapy will help you regain strength, energize and bring your body to tone.
Stone therapy or «stone massage» is the stimulation of biologically active points of the body through the energy and temperature effects of the stone. This method of healing the body has been known since antiquity. It is believed that a stone that has been formed for thousands of years contains the energy of the earth that can have a miraculous effect on the body. This is a multi-faceted massage technique which combines ancient healing practice and modern medical knowledge. This procedure is truly unique, its analogues do not exist!
Stone massage is a type of thermotherapy. Due to temperature sensitivity, the human body perceives heat and cold. This perception is regulated by receptors which register stimuli in the surrounding tissues and transmit them as impulses to the brain. Obtaining excessive heat or cooling too much, the body tries to maintain the stability of its environment and turns on the mechanisms of thermoregulation – a set of physiological and biochemical processes that ensure the constancy of the temperature of the human body. Thermal exposure leads to an improvement of metabolic processes in cells and tissues, increases perspiration, removes excess fluid, and with it, toxic products. In general, the physical and mental state of the body is normalized. Usually hot and cold stones are used alternately. This is called “contrast stone therapy.”
This procedure has a wide range of indications:
– chronic fatigue syndrome
– diseases of the joints
– hormonal disruptions
– pain in the neck and back
– gastrointestinal problems
– local muscle tension.
Such effectiveness of stone therapy is explained by the fact that as it has a direct positive effect on the different body systems. The use of extreme temperatures on the surface of the body affects the local and systemic circulation, hormonal functions and the respiratory and immune systems through the central and peripheral autonomic nervous system.
Stimulation of the capillaries and blood flow to the tissues help to eliminate toxins from the organism. The tissues begin to be supplied with oxygen and the regenerating process is activated. In addition to the physical effects, during the massage, the emotional stress, which is usually hidden in the muscle clamps, is removed.
Despite indisputable advantages, stone massage has contraindications like any wellness procedure: serious spinal injuries, pregnancy, thrombosis and other dangerous pathologies. So be sure to consult your doctor before the massage session.
The type of stone therapy is selected individually for the client: age, indications, contraindications, time of year, time of day and, of course, the client wishes are taken into account. The classic procedure involves a full body massage, but you can focus on one area of the body and provide point impact on it. The difference between body temperature and hot stones should be within ten to twenty degrees. The procedure should be quite comfortable. Any pain signals about the wrong technique and temperature, or about the unskilled master.
Follow the simple recommendations to prepare for stone therapy and get maximum delight from the process. Tune in positively, turn off the phone, forget about worries. Then the masseur will help relieve tension from your body via aroma oil. Now your mind and body are fully prepared for this ancient oriental procedure!