Hot Stones Massage in Woodland Hills
Hot stone therapy is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands, along your legs and between the toes. Typically from river beds, basalt stones are used for massage as they have a rich iron content that retains heat. Cold marble stones are often used in the treatment to help aid with detoxing and healing the body.
How Does Hot Stone Therapy Work?
Your spa therapist will warm the stones in water until they are within the precise temperature range of between 120 and 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
A hot stone massage may begin with a traditional Swedish massage technique to prepare your muscles. Our spa therapist will then place the warm stones on key acupressure points on your body. The stones warm and relax your muscles, allowing deeper pressure to be applied during your massage.
Using massage oil and a combination of strokes and techniques, our spa therapist will massage your neck, back, arms and legs, with and without the stones. You should always tell your spa therapist if the stones are too warm or the pressure is too intense.
Allow plenty of time for your hot stone treatment; arrive 10 minutes early to allow yourself time to relax. If it is your first time at the spa you’ll be asked to complete a pre-treatment health questionnaire. Avoid eating a heavy meal or drinking alcohol prior to the treatment.
The origins of hot stone therapy can be traced back to over 2,000 years ago, when the Chinese used heated stones more than 2,000 years ago as a means of improving the function of internal organs.
What Are The Benefits of Hot Stone massage Therapy?
Combining hot stones with a full body massage provides a very effective massage experience. The hot stones help expand blood vessels and increase blood flow throughout the body. The stones also have a sedative effect that can help relieve chronic pain.
Many people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and get this type of massage for relaxation. Others enjoy how the stones can be used in conjunction with deep tissue massage techniques to work out trouble spots.
Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet. It’s also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure.
Some other benefits of hot stone massage include:
- relaxing tense muscles
- aiding pain relief
- alleviating depression
- promoting sleep
- improving circulation.
Hot stone therapy helps people who suffer from:
- back pain
- muscular pain
- depression or anxiety
- poor circulation
We all know how good it feels to get a massage. The benefits of massage are well-documented – from reducing stress and anxiety to relieving pain and tension.
Our hot stone massage is unlike any other – it uses organic, therapeutic grade essential oils, as well as heated basalt rocks to deeply penetrate the muscles. The result is a truly blissful experience that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world.
Here at Spa Day, we believe that everyone deserves to feel their best, which is why we offer affordable pricing and convenient booking times. So don’t wait – treat yourself to a hot stones massage here in Spa Day Organic – Woodland Hills
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