Any one that’s had a hot stone massage will tell you that it’s deeply relaxing, but there are other reasons to choose this form of massage.

Pain relief

Hot stone massage has specifically been associated with symptom relief in people with a range of conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and some other autoimmune disorders. Patients have reported lessening pain, and an improving range of motion.

Stress relief

Any massage is an effective method of stress relief but several studies have shown that hot stone massage reduces stress, anxiety and improves cardiovascular health.

Increased joint flexibility

Tension in the muscles can make it painful to move joints and people with certain joint disorders can particularly benefit from hot stone massage.

Decreased muscle spasms and tension

Muscles that are tense and in spasm can cause a lot of pain and interfere with daily life. Reducing any inflammation and tension in the skeletal muscles eases both muscle spasms and pain. The use of hot stones is especially effective in this.

Better sleep

Many people do not sleep well. Factors such as insomnia, stress and hectic schedules mean that they get much less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep a night. Massage is helpful in promoting relaxation and sleep, particularly in older people, and recent studies suggest that 60 minutes of massage can be as good for the body as a whole 7-8 hour night’s sleep!