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Hot Stone Therapy: Benefits Beyond Pampering

Hot Stone Therapy:  Benefits Beyond Pampering

Hot Stone TherapyWhen you hear the words, “Hot Stone Therapy” what do you think of?  Many people imagine time in a spa, relaxing with hot stones placed along your body, enjoying the feeling of the hot stones on your skin.  However, hot stone therapy has benefits that far exceed a simple pampering session.  Hot stone therapy is typically used to relax your muscles in order to allow us access to your deeper muscle layers.

When you come in to Optimum Wellness for hot stone therapy, you can expect that we will use a combination of hot stones, pressure and oils in order to relieve intense pain or stress.  When the massage is finished, you will feel a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.  This is due to the improved blood circulation and increased production of neurotransmitters that are a direct result of the massage.  In fact, you may feel so relaxed that it will be difficult to refrain from falling into a restful sleep.  Hot stone therapy has been shown to be effective in mitigating the effects of health conditions such as arthritis, insomnia, stress and depression (among others).

While there are many benefits of hot stone therapy, it is necessary to note that this kind of massage is not recommended for everyone.  If you have recently had surgery, are pregnant, suffer from blood clots, or have a skin disorder, hot stone therapy may not be the best option for your needs.  However, if this is the case, we can assist you in finding a massage option that will give you the results you seek.  If you would like to know more about hot stone therapy, contact us today.

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