Hot Stone Massage Edmonton
We offer hot stone massage therapy services at both our North and South locations. Book your appointment online or give us a call to schedule!
What Is Hot Stone Massage?
A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body.
During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. According to the University of New Hampshire Health Services, hot massage stones are heated to between 130 and 145 degrees. The stones may be placed:
- Along your spine
- On your stomach
- On your chest
- On your palms
- On your feet and toes
Massage therapists may hold heated stones as they massage your body using Swedish massage techniques such as:
- Long strokes
- Circular movements
Sometimes, cold stones are also used during a hot stone massage. Cold stones may be used after hot stones to calm any engorged blood vessels and to soothe the skin.
What Are The Benefits Of Hot Stone Massage?
All massages generally fall under the alternative medicine umbrella. They’re becoming a popular complementary therapy for many conditions. Here are some advantages of getting a hot stone massage:
- Helps relieve muscle tension and pain
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Promotes sleep
- May help relieve autoimmune symptoms
- May help alleviate cancer symptoms
- May boost immunity
Who May Benefit From Hot Stone Massage?
Anyone who is experiencing muscle tension and pain, insomnia, or stress may benefit from a hot stone massage. If you have a chronic condition that causes pain, talk to your doctor to see if a hot stone massage is a good option for you.
Risks And Warnings
When performed by a trained therapist, a hot stone massage is generally safe. There are some circumstances where it should be avoided. Consult your doctor before getting a massage if you have:
- Bleeding disorder or taking blood thinners
- Burns on your skin
- Open wounds
- Recent surgery
- Fracture or severe osteoperosis
Look for a massage therapist through one of the Edmonton massage association. AH Massage & Acupuncture clinic always have experienced and certified massage therapist available for you. Call or book online for your massage therapist near you.