Is classified as Geo-Thermo-Hydro Therapy that dates back more than 5000 years. Stone therapy combines massage with the application of hot or cold stones which are either massaged over the body or placed upon specific areas.
Applying hot stones to the body causes vasodilation, which is causing the blood vessels in the body to expand and dilate. Stones are heated from 105 degrees-115 degrees, thus resulting in the muscles tissue to relax and provides a sedative and relaxing effect on the body.
Applying cold stones to the body or Cold Stone Therapy causes vasoconstriction, which stimulates the nervous system and draws blood and waste away from the blood vessels. Cold Stone Therapy is effective in the treatment of acute muscular injuries and inflammation.
Benefits of Hot Stone Therapy
- improves back/shoulder/neck pain
- improves lymphatic circulation
- decreases tension headaches
- reduces overall stress
- improves circulation
Benefits of Cold Stone Therapy
- decrease inflammation, local swelling or redness
- tension headaches
- sinus congestion
- acute injuries
Stone Therapy can be used to treat many conditions, however, it is recommended that anyone who has been diagnosed with a condition to seek permission from their medical practitioner before starting a treatment.