Hot Stone Massage Overview
Experience a blending of modern massage and an ancient tradition of using heated stones on the body. Hot stone massage is a specialty massage offered at Stucky Chiropractic. Your massage therapist uses warm, smooth stones during the massage, relaxing your muscles and stimulating circulation. Hot stone massage offers many immediate and long-term benefits, both physical and psychological.
During a hot stone massage, the warm stones heat and relax the muscle and improve circulation as the therapist gently applies pressure and moves the stones over the body. Any type of massage can relieve pain, however, during a hot stone massage, the heat from the warm stones allows the massage therapist to penetrate into your deeper body tissue, meaning you may feel better physically after the massage, noticing relief from muscle tension and pain.
You may also feel better mentally. Massage therapy, including hot stone massage, have many psychological benefits. The relaxation from massages may help ease stress and tension, leading to better sleep, decreased anxiety, and improved overall health. Massages also stimulate the release of endorphins, your body’s “feel good” hormone, which has been shown to minimize symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Hot Stone Massage and Chiropractic Adjustments
Hot stone massage therapy is a great addition to chiropractic care. Muscle tightness has the ability to interfere with chiropractic adjustments. Sometimes, muscles are so tight they are holding the vertebras in place, making it difficult to move them. The heat from the warm stones is able to penetrate into your deeper body tissue, which may loosen the muscles around the vertebras, allowing your chiropractor to more easily move them. Consider scheduling a hot stone massage before your next chiropractic adjustment!
Contact us today to schedule a hot stone massage, or ask your chiropractor if it can help you. Hot stone massage appointments are 60 minutes.