Massaging with hot and cool stones is a form of thermotherapy. Using hot and cool stones together increases blood flow more powerfully than when the hot or cool stones are used separately. The use of cold stones encourages the body to seek homeostasis so that it heats itself from within.
Increasing blood circulation affects the nutrition and function of every cell in the body. It is believed that detoxification occurs through the increased flow of blood through the skin, liver, bowels and kidneys. Using a combination of hot & cool stones speeds up the exchange of blood, lymph and digestive fluids in the body. This increased circulation improves the quality of the blood and encourages healing.
The heated stones used in this therapy are basalt formed through volcanic action. These dense, hard stones contain a polycrystalline structure and are enveloped by a magnetic cloud. Basalt is very stabilizing and conducive to good health. Physiologically, basalt is calming, encourages relaxation into an alpha-state, opens the chakras and power points, brings blood to areas in need, and nurtures peace and tranquility.
The cool stones used in this therapy are Egyptian marble stones that have been formed at the bottom of the ocean. Their soft, fragile structure has been carved and shaped into individual smooth stones in Egypt. The marble stones are vital to this treatment as they help remove all physical, emotional and psychological blocks that are brought to the surface by the basalt stones. Hot & Cool Stone Massage stimulates the production of neurochemicals (endorphins, encephalin, cortisone, etc.), improves digestion by relaxing the para-sympathetic nervous system, assists the body to regain balance after jet lag, and reduces inflammation.
This treatment also helps to relieve muscle congestion, joint pain, and menstrual problems, as well as providing relief from headaches and migraines. Hot & Cool Stone Therapy is a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy massage that promotes calm, deep relaxation – assisting the body, mind, and spirit to regenerate, balance, and heal.