Hot/Cold Stone Therapy Concord Body Care
Hot & Cold stone therapy
The most relaxing and pampering choice, fluent relaxation massage strokes with hot stones diffuse deep penetrating heat, like taking a warm bath. The stones are then placed on certain areas of the body and left there til all the heat from the stone have been absorbed. Hot stone therapy is from head to toe- neck, shoulders, back, legs, feet, abdomen, face. Cold stones are sometimes used on certain areas, depending on your constitution, it may not be used at all. It has a refreshing light cool wet feel, to gently cool you down and increase circulation, varicose and spider veins, easing pain and inflammation, feels fantastic on really hot days. The amount of cool used and temperature of heat is adjusted to your constitution.
What is the difference between Hot/Cold Stone therapies, Massage and Hot Stone therapies with holistic health care?
Hot/Cold Stone therapies involves very relaxing, gentle techniques and has minimal skin to hand contact , instead there is maximum use of Hot/cold stones from head to toe. Hot stones are always used, cold stones are depending if needed. It is ultra relaxing, gentle and very pampering.
Massage and Hot stone therapies with holistic health care, is an integration of massage techniques from Remedial, Swedish and Sports using hands and Hot/Cold stones with Holistic Nursing Health Care advice. Concentrating on your needs such as an injury, back pain, chronic illness. It can be relaxing and mostly therapeutic in reducing muscular tension and pain.
HOT and cold STONE THERAPY WITH JOSEPHINE
Josephine’s Stones comes from Volcanic rock of Mt Etna from the beautiful island of Italy, Sicily. This has a special connection for Josephine, as her family roots are from Sicily. They are boiled with water at a constant heat in a thermo controlled pan. The cold Stones are made from marble in Italy. For a Hot stone Massage, Josephine’s uses Swedish massage techniques with the stones, gently gliding warm oil and stones along the body; placing stones along the spine, the legs, the hands, in between the toes, the face, the abdomen. The Therapy is based on massaging with the stones as much as possible, and less hand to skin contact. Cold Stones may be used if needed for any inflammation, improve circulation with varicose veins, spider veins or a hot constitution. These are place and gentle glided over certain areas, then these are replaced with hot stones to warm the area back up.
What is Hot/cold Stone Therapy?
Our Indian ancestors used sacred stones to soothe and heal. This traditional massage- combined with heated stones and warmed oils-provides a deeply penetrating and intensely enjoyable massage experience. Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles release. Allow the deep, penetrating heat of volcanic basalt stones melt the tension away. Relax while the therapist adds heat to the muscles, which enhances relaxation, circulation and healing process of a therapeutic massage. This modality can combine energy work to help balance the body.
Before you arrive, the massage therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in boiling water. The therapist uses traditional strokes of Swedish massage while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another. The therapist glides the stones over the skin smoothly with warm oil, sometimes using the stones to apply pressure in large muscle areas. The therapist leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body. If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used. The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes. The heat of the stones helps muscles release more quickly than in traditional massage. You should speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense.
The application of heat and cold on the body:
Stimulates the circulatory system and promotes self-healing.
Softens and relaxes the muscles.
Helps to release toxins from the muscles.
Induces a state of deep relaxation that washes away stress.
Helps relieve pain and muscle spasms.
Creates a feeling of peacefulness and spiritual well-being.