The practice of stone therapy or stone massage was present in many cultures around the world. The type of stone therapy that is now most prevalent in Western massage treatments has most likely derived from China. There are historical accounts confirming that the Chinese used heated stones more than 2,000 years ago as means of improving the function of internal organs. Stones were also used for healing work in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Egypt and India. Stone massages were present in Ancient Greece and Rome.
The arrival of stone massage therapy in the modern West began in 1993 when heated stone techniques became popular. The full-body, hot-stone massage is frequently combined with other modern massage techniques such as Swedish massage and deep tissue massage.
Aqualive Stone Therapy treatment uses smooth, heated basalt stones which are massaged over the body as the therapeutic heat slowly radiates into the body, easing muscle stiffness, increasing circulation, metabolism and inducing a state of calm relaxation.
Hot Stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body.
The hot stones have a sedative effect and helps relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote a deep relaxation.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
- Provides relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, and more.
- Decrease pain and muscle spasms
- Reduces chronic stress and tension
- Increase flexibility in joints
- Relieves pain and tension created by strained muscles
- Helps decrease Insomnia
- Has a ‘feel-good’ factor and give you a sense of overall good wellbeing.