What is a hot stone massage? Balinese hot stone massage was mentioned in ancient sources as a way to fight various diseases. Stone therapy is based on the effect of temperature on the human body, especially on blood vessels. It is believed that the stones are able to inform the body of what exactly it lacks. A massage treatment using hot stones placed on specific areas of the body is performed to harmonize and relax the nervous system, relieve muscle pain and fatigue, and treat various conditions.
What is a hot stone massage?
To perform the Balinese massage with stones , the masseur uses black stones made of natural basalt, which can maintain a high temperature for a long time. The massage is performed with basalt stones, which were formed from solidified magma after a volcanic eruption. A stone that is born from the earth, polished with water, sun and wind, is a source of natural energy. Taking into account the individual temperature sensation of each person, the stones are heated to 50 degrees.
The energy of warm stones, complemented by the scent of essential oils, ensures spiritual and physical balance. The shape of the stones is flat and the surface is perfectly smooth, which allows them to be conveniently placed on the back, in the paravertebral area, as well as on the entire surface of the body, where it is required depending on individual needs. Basalt stones give the opportunity to achieve muscle relaxation, warm the body and soften tissues. The masseur begins the procedure by applying aromatic oils to the body . There is a gradual relaxation through light massaging and placing stones in various active points.
Indications for Balinese hot stone massage
In the process of stone therapy, minerals transfer stored energy to the human body, healing ailments and calming the soul.
Indications for Balinese massage are:
- Constant fatigue
- Depressive states
- Pain ailments: joints, back, neck
- Muscle tension
- Frequent viral infections.
It is a treatment appreciated by women, which is why an organized SPA bachelorette party often includes a Balinese massage . Ladies like to use such health and relaxing massages before the upcoming party aimed at saying goodbye to the maiden state by a friend.
Healing effects of Balinese hot stone massage
The effect of the treatment is deep relaxation, which allows the body to rest from constant nervous and physical stress. It is also a type of anti-cellulite massage that women of all ages enjoy. The results achieved are so satisfactory that they often return with their friends for another Balinese massage .
The task facing the masseur is much broader, it includes:
- Strengthening the nervous system
- Restoration of the integrity of the functioning of the entire central nervous system
- Relaxation of the muscular system
- Restoration of psychosomatic balance
- Activation of blood and lymph flow.
According to ancient philosophy, basalt is the carrier of all four elements and promotes effective healing and restoration of lost strength.
The result of hot stone massage is:
- Improving blood circulation
- Increased immunity
- Reduction of muscle and joint pain
- Pore cleansing
- Removal of excess fluids and toxins from the body
- Improvement of well-being.
Stone massage is also conducive to maximum relaxation, calming down and helps to resist stress. With this massage, the muscles are relaxed both in the places where the stones come into contact with the body, as well as all over the body, including the face, thanks to which fine wrinkles are smoothed out. Versatile performance and results encourage married couples, fiancées and partners to organize a spa day for two . Both get the same positive effects for body and spirit, which is why Balinese hot stone massage is becoming the most common choice of people during a spa stay.
The benefits of Balinese hot stone massage
The main local effect of hot stones on tissue is vasodilation and congestion, while improving local blood circulation, more intensive metabolism and rapid elimination of metabolic products. Basalt rocks formed on the slopes of an active volcano have the unique property of deep heat absorption and its slow, gentle release. The unique properties of the stones, which include over 60 elements of the periodic table and an exclusive massage technique that stimulates the energy centers of the human body (chakras), have a positive effect on the entire body.
They harmonize the psycho-emotional background, relieve muscle pain, relieve stress, normalize sleep, improve lymphatic drainage, circulation and tissue metabolism, restore skin tone, elasticity and water balance. The distinguishing feature of Balinese hot stone massage is that with their help, the masseur has a soft but effective effect on specific nerve endings and skin receptors, using thermal effects to achieve the goal, not physical contact. Hot stone massage requires deep knowledge and extensive experience from the person performing the treatment.