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Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage was invented in 1993 by Mary Hannigan, a native of Tucson, Arizona. She has trademarked her particular style and calls it LaStone Therapy, but most spas offer their own versions.
Hot stone massage, also called hot stone therapy, not only looks tempting, but is a great way to heal the body. Smooth, flat river stones are generally used in hot stone therapy. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well.
Hot stone therapy allows you to experience a unique connection to Mother Nature. It allows you to feel relaxed and revived, while at the same time pampered and well looked after. This type of massage therapy is well known to help release back pain and assist in depression, stress, and insomnia. It's also a great way to improve circulation.
The stones are placed in an electronic heating device that uses water and vibrating waves to heat the stones. Once they have reached a certain temperature, the therapist will place these stones on specific points across the spine. The therapist may also place these stones in your palms and in between your toes.
Once the stones have been allowed enough time to release tension, the massage therapist will gently use their hands to massage the skin using a combination of aromatherapy oils. In some cases, the massage therapist may also use the stones, instead of their hands to release muscle tension.
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