Hot Stone Therapy
Good for the soul
Stone Therapy is a type of thermo-therapy that uses penetrating heat from basalt rocks. It improves the operation of lymphatic and immune systems, normalizes body functions, and assists the body in self-healing. Ultimately, the goal of Stone Therapy is a deep relaxation that will alleviate chronic and acute problems. This type of treatment also facilitates balance within the body.
Before you arrive, the massage therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in a bath of 120- to 150-degree water. The stones themselves are usually basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well and has been smoothed by natural forces in the river or sea.
Your therapist will use several stones when performing a hot stone massage. They vary in shape and size allowing the practitioner to use the stone as an extension of their hands. The direct heat of the stones melt away muscle tension, allowing the therapist to access the deeper muscle layers.
Hot stone treatments are great for helping with
· Reducing Stress and Anxiety
· Stiff, aching muscles
· Poor sleeping
· Can Help with reliving pain from - Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis.
Who Shouldn't Get Hot Stone Massage?
It is not recommended for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or are on medication that thins your blood.
Stone therapy is provided in Saskatoon by: