Nashville Warm Stone Massage
What is a Warm Stone Massage?
Warm Stone Massage a natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned on parts of the client's body of to maximize the therapeutic benefit. The stones used are typically river rocks or other very smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt. These stones are heated in sanitizing water before use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. Warm stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels.
What are the benefits compared to other Massage?
The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.
While all types of massage can help relieve pain caused by tense muscles, stiff joints or injuries, a warm stone massage may provide greater relief due to the intense nature of the massage. The warmth of the stones allow the massage therapist to penetrate deeper, you may find that a warm stone massage leaves you feeling better than a Swedish or deep-tissue massage that does not incorporate heat.
Our massage therapists allow the heated stones to rest on trigger points in your body before beginning the actual massage. As the heat from the stones penetrates into your deeper body tissues, your blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation. Poor circulation can lead to fatigue, which tenses the muscles, and a buildup of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles. Increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, which can help ease aches and pains.