A hot stone massage is a lovely, luxurious treatment. It’s certainly pleasurable, but partaking of a hot stone massage actually has so many more benefits than simply being an enjoyable treat. It’s beneficial for both mind and body, read on to discover more…
It’s particularly good for muscle pain
The heat of the stones increases blood flow and can be highly beneficial for anyone suffering from muscle pain and aches. The warmth emanating from the stones relaxes your muscles and this gives your therapist the ability to work on the deeper muscle tissues, giving a more thorough and effective massage. It will ease tension and it can also improve your flexibility and range of motion. It’s great for alleviating muscle ache after exercise, and if you work at a desk, it will get rid of that muscle tension that can build up over time.
It lowers stress levels and reduces anxiety
Stress is a big problem in our busy modern world. Taking time out of your hectic schedule to have a hot stone massage is time very well spent. Stress can lead to some serious health conditions, so anything you can do to reduce your stress levels will benefit your overall health, reducing your risks of heart disease, stroke and can even help combat obesity. A massage will help you to gain perspective of your troubles and clear the mind, leaving you better able to cope with everyday life.
Giving your immune system a boost
A massage can also help to boost your immune system and enable your body to fight off illness and infection more quickly. Studies have shown that after a massage, hormones that regulate blood pressure and water retention are more in harmony.
Helping to fight disease symptoms
For anyone suffering from chronic health conditions, a massage could help to reduce the symptoms. Studies have shown that a massage can help reduce pain for those suffering with fibromyalgia. It can also reduce pain and increase mobility for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Symptoms of cancer patients can also be reduced.
Promoting good sleep
A lack of sleep can have a huge impact on both your health and your mental well being. A massage can put your mind into the right state for sleep, enabling you to sleep for longer and to sleep more soundly. After a massage you are more likely to sleep well and wake up feeling refreshed and revitalised. Good quality sleep truly is a priceless commodity.
A personalised treatment just for you
When you book a hot stone massage at a La Mer Spa, your treatment is personalised for you. Aromatic balms are used, not only to delight your senses, but also to condition your skin. After a La Mer Spa hot stone massage your skin will feel smooth and silky and smell divine. Your highly experienced and skilled therapist will use individually shaped stones to soothe your muscles and work out muscle tension. The warmth of the stones will enable your body to truly relax, and your mind to become calm and collected. It’s a magical experience that comes with so many benefits. Click here to book your hot stone massage today.