This therapy combines traditional therapeutic massage with the application on the skin of stones at different temperatures, to facilitate flow of vital energy and relieve physical and emotional disorders.
The hot stone massage or geothermal therapy combines traditional therapeutic massage with the application on the skin of stones at different temperatures, to facilitate flow of vital energy and relieve physical and emotional disorders.
What is a hot stone massage?
Although it has become fashionable in recent years here, the origin of the so-called therapy geothermal or stone therapy is an ancient technique of oriental massage inspired by disciplines such as reiki, believe in our body there are seven energy centers called ‘ chakras ‘, through which energy flows of the universe (Rei) and life (Ki) of each person.
According to these disciplines if we suffer any illness or discomfort, it is because the energy is not flowing through our body properly, and this is usually caused by blockage or malfunction of any of the chakras.
The geothermal therapy combines massage therapy with the use of hot and cold stones them at ports where are these chakras – and getting the energy to flow properly and therefore alleviating our discomfort. Not forgetting that many of the stones used are of volcanic origin which, in addition to improving the flow of our own energy, our bodies get energy from the earth (Rei).
But this type of therapy is not unique to Eastern. It was also used by the natives of Australia and America, with saunas, combining the use of stones with herbs.
Properties hot stone massage
Due to its many properties are already many massaging parlors and spas that perform the technique of hot stone massage. Of all these three main highlights:
- Reduction and pain relief through direct action exerted on the points (or chakras) responsible for transmitting the sensation of pain to the nerve receptors that make us aware of it.
- Removing toxins from the skin via sweat, which occurs due to the high temperature of the stones (about 50)?
- Improves the circulatory system due to the temperature difference of the stones, ranging from 8 °C to 50 °C, and the massage action; the combination of these factors makes our activate blood circulation.