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  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
  • Danang Spa: Herbal Spa Massage in Danang
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Hot Stone Massage: Benefits and techniques


Hot stone massage: benefits and techniques


If you are looking for gentle yet effective relaxation, hot stone massage is the method for you. Hot stone massage is a safe and effective body treatment solution based on the properties of natural basalt stones. Under the skillful and experienced hands of professional massage therapists, you will enjoy all the benefits of hot stone massage. Read how it works, what its benefits are, and who hot stone massage should use.



1. What is a hot stone massage?


Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy used to help you relax and relieve muscle tension and soft tissue damage throughout the body. When performing a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, and heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body, often made from basalt, a volcanic rock that retains heat. According to the University of New Hampshire, the stones are heated to a temperature of 130–145 degrees Celsius before performing the massage.


The stones can be placed all over your body parts, such as the abdomen, chest, face, palms, along the spine, feet, and toes.


Like stone placement, the hot stone massage technique will depend on your specific needs. Therapists often use circular movements, kneading, long strokes, and vibrations. Hot stones can be used alone or in combination with other massage types. Herbal Spa uses a combination of hot stone massage and full-body massage therapy with essential oils and herbs to help enhance your relaxation effect.


Sometimes cold stones are also used during a hot stone massage. Cold stones can be used after a hot stone massage to soothe any stiff blood vessels and soothe the skin.


Hot stone massage is a method used to help you relax and relieve muscle tension

Hot stone massage is a method used to help you relax and relieve muscle tension


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2. Hot stone massage benefits


This method is not only a way to relax the mind but also an effective medicine. Below are the uses of hot stone massage that you should know.


2.1. Hot stone massage helps relieve muscle pain


Heat has long been used to relieve pain and muscle tension, helping to increase blood flow to the affected area. At the same time, hot stone massage can also reduce muscle spasms and increase flexibility and mobility. Cryotherapy can also help reduce inflammation. Depending on your symptoms, you can alternate hot and cold stones during massage to improve the condition.


2.2. Hot stone massage helps reduce stress


According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), hot stone massage can significantly reduce stress and anxiety. In 1997, a psychology professor at the University of Miami used massage and on-site testing with a group of people for 15 minutes. Then, he compared blood pressure readings before and after the massage. As a result, the blood pressure index returns to a more stable level than the original index. He continued the same test for 5 weeks. Finally, this group of people had significantly reduced symptoms of anxiety, stress, and increased blood pressure compared to the beginning.


Hot stone massage helps reduce stress

Hot stone massage helps reduce stress


2.3. Improved blood circulation


Hot stone massage also has the effect of helping blood circulation by dilating blood vessels under the skin and enhancing blood circulation in the body at a faster speed. Heat from the tablets Ice makes your heart rate increase, which means more oxygen is delivered to the cells, helping stabilize blood pressure, reducing pressure on the heart, and avoiding heart failure due to high pressure. The thermal impact of hot stones deep into the body will help eliminate toxins and excess fluids. It also speeds up the detoxification process of the liver and kidneys, helping the body to be purified in the best way.


2.4. Hot stone massage strengthens the immune system


A hot stone massage can help you strengthen your immune system. According to a 2010 study, Swedish massage therapy has a positive and acute impact on body immunity. Blood samples taken before and after massage showed a decrease in arginine-vasopressin. This is a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure and water retention.


2.5. Improve insomnia 


Insomnia leads to conditions such as dizziness, vertigo, body aches, etc. A hot stone massage will help release stagnant and congested acupuncture points during circulation. From there, you will easily fall into a good and deep sleep. In particular, when you wake up, you will feel much more alert.


Hot stone massage improve insomnia

Hot stone massage improve insomnia


2.6. Reduce the symptoms of autoimmune diseases


Autoimmune disease is a condition in which the immune system malfunctions and mistakenly attacks body tissues, muscles, and cells. This can cause diseases such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, etc. Hot stone massage can relieve pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain. According to a 2002 study, people with fibromyalgia who received a 30-minute massage slept longer, had fewer trigger points, and had reduced levels of substance P (a substance involved in transmitting pain signals) compared to those with The disease is treated with relaxation. A 2013 study found that people with rheumatoid arthritis after a month of hot stone massage therapy felt less pain, improved grip strength, and had more ease of movement.


2.7. Improve healthy skin


The high temperature of hot stones helps you sweat more. Therefore, this process helps remove toxins from the skin through sweat glands. Not only does it support disease treatment, but hot stone massage also improves skin smoothness and brightness.


2.8. Hot stone massage can reduce cancer symptoms


A large, three-year study shows how massage affects pain, fatigue, stress, anxiety, nausea, and depression in 1,290 people with cancer. Massage helps improve cancer symptoms, even in people with obvious symptoms. Researchers believe that hot stone massage brings a sense of comfort to people, helping to improve symptoms.


3. Who should get a hot stone massage?


Studies have shown that hot stone massage can help manage a number of medical conditions, including:


  • Anxiety 
  • Autoimmune diseases (special considerations may be needed depending on the disease)
  • Chronic headaches 
  • Depression  
  • Digestion problem
  • Exercise-related injuries
  • Fatigue 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Insomnia 
  • Lymphedema 
  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Pain after surgery (massage should not be applied within six weeks of surgery unless approved by your doctor)
  • Sciatica 
  • Injury in sports


4. Who should avoid a hot stone massage?


Hot stone massage performed by a therapist is generally safe. However, you should consult your doctor before getting a massage if you have the following conditions:


  • Burns on your skin
  • Diabetes 
  • Have open wounds
  • Reduced platelet count
  • Have a history of blood clots.
  • I have had surgery in the past 6 weeks.
  • Fractures or severe osteoporosis
  • Bleeding disorders or taking blood thinners


Besides, prenatal hot stone massage can help women relieve stress and relieve uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy. However, most massage therapists do not use hot stone massage for pregnant women. If you are pregnant, you should only have a massage approved by your doctor and performed by a massage therapist. 


You can go to professional spas or massage therapy centers to get a proper hot stone massage. After tiring working days, hot stone massage therapy is one of the most effective ways to help you relax your body, restore energy, and support gentle treatment of diseases.



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