Massage is a relaxing way to benefit your body. It has many medical benefits such as that it can release tight and sore muscles, increase flexibility and range of motion, it helps relieve nerve compression or entrapment, deactivates Myofascial Trigger Points (Trigger Points: Areas of high neurological activity, which refer pain to other parts of the body) It can decrease pain and inflammation, restore suppleness and strength to your muscles-improving their overall function.
It's the ideal treatment for releasing tension or muscles in spasm and helps to release toxins such as lactic acid (produced by muscle tissue during exercise). Massage is known to alleviate stress and improve circulation. Massage aids in digestion. It calms the nervous system. Massage can benefit everyone – men, women, and children of all ages. Can you see why massage may be beneficial to you?
Hot Stone Massage
Massage alone is relaxing but adding heat to it makes it so much better. Some of the benefits of adding heat are: relaxing the muscles with the heat allows the therapist to go deeper into the muscle without using a lot of pressure, improves circulation, calms the nervous system, arthritis,
stress/anxiety, back pain, and depression. A hot stone massage is done just like a regular massage except the therapist adds a heated smooth stone. Oil is added to the stone as it is used in the massage and the stones can also be placed on the body. This allows the heat to relax the muscles before they are worked. Stretching is included as well but the stone is added.