Hot Stone Massage in Newcastle at Naturally Heaven Therapy
Hot Stone Massage Newcastle is available at Naturally Heaven Therapy.
What is Hot Stone Massage?
This deeply soothing massage combines the relaxing effects of hot volcanic stones with knot-busting deep tissue massage techniques. Once the hot stones have warmed up your tissues, the deep strokes will disperse any tension held in your muscles. By the end, your muscles will be supple leaving you feeling calm and deeply relaxed.
What happens during Hot Stone massage?
A special oven heats the Basalt Stones, where they remain at a therapeutic level. You will lay comfortable on a massage couch where only the part of the body massaged will be exposed. The massage will include warm oil over your body followed by hot stones. The heat from the stones and the massage skills of the therapist result in deep penetration into the muscles thus enhancing the therapeutic effects.
What are the benefits of a hot stone massage?
Hot stone massage is ideal for inducing complete relaxation and aiding sleep, reducing inflammation or congestion and relieving aches & pains. Promotes deep relaxation, Relaxes tense muscles, Can help to alleviate aches and pains, Improves blood and lymphatic circulation, enhances the therapeutic effect of deep tissue massage, Aids decongestion, Reduces inflammation
Helps relieve muscle tension and pain
Heat has long been used to ease muscle tension and pain. It helps increase blood flow to the affected area. It may also reduce muscle spasms and increase flexibility and range of motion. Cold therapy helps relieve inflammation. Depending on your symptoms, alternating hot and cold stones during your massage may be helpful.
Reduces stress and anxiety
It’s the position of the American Massage Therapy Association that “massage therapy can be effective for stress relief.” Research supports their opinion. A 2001 study showed that a ten-minute massage improved cardiovascular responses such as stroke volume. A 1997 study found that 15-minute, onsite chair massages in the workplace significantly reduced stress compared to a 15-minute break without massage.
A 2015 study found that people who underwent abdominal colorectal surgery had less pain, tension, and anxiety after receiving post-operative massage.
A 2006 literature review found massage may be an alternative to sleeping pills in adults with insomnia. The research showed that back massage helped promote relaxation and sleep. A 2001 study showed that infants with sleep problems who were given a 15-minute massage by their parents went to sleep faster. They were also more alert, active, and positive upon awakening. Massage is thought to help you enjoy more restorative sleep, although it’s not completely understood why.
May help relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases
Hot stone massage may relieve painful conditions such as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread, chronic pain. According to a 2002 study, people with fibromyalgia who received a 30-minute massage slept longer, had fewer trigger points, and had decreased levels of substance P (a substance involved in transmitting pain signals) than people with the condition who received relaxation therapy. More research is needed, however, before massage becomes a standard fibromyalgia treatment.
A 2013 study found that people with rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from a moderate-pressure massage, such as hot stone massage. Participants in the study experienced less pain, greater grip strength, and a greater range of motion after one month of massage therapy.
May help decrease cancer symptoms
A large, three-year study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management examined how massage affected pain, fatigue, stress and anxiety, nausea, and depression in 1,290 people with cancer. The study showed massage, especially Swedish massage, improved cancer symptoms, even in those with substantial symptoms. Researchers believe the comforting use of human touch played a role.
May boost immunity
Massage may give your immune system a boost. According to a 2010 study, a single session of Swedish massage therapy had a positive and acute impact on immunity. Blood samples taken before and after the massage showed a decrease in arginine-vasopressin, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure and water retention.
*****Clients should avoid driving following treatment*****
Please Note: Clients who suffer from High Blood Pressure, have diabetes, are pregnant or have recently given birth will not be able to have this treatment.
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