A hot stone massage is a type of massage that uses heated stones to help soothe and relax the body. It can be used for long term injuries, chronic pain, or even just as an excuse to take some time for yourself. I have personally had this experience and seen the benefits it has on mental health in addition to physical benefits. In this blog post, we will discuss how a hot stone massage can benefit you when dealing with any long term injuries like mine were!
How injuries to the body happen
Injuries to the body are very common and have different levels of severity. One injury can be a sprain, another is broken bones or even a fracture. Basically, anything that happens to the body like this needs some sort of medical attention because these injuries are not going to heal themselves and they will only get worse over time if left untreated.
People with chronic pain may have more severe cases and their symptoms might include everything from constant aching, a feeling of tightness or stiffness in the joints. These symptoms are often accompanied by muscle spasms and tingling sensations that can be felt all over the body or just specific areas.
Full recovery takes time, but there are things people can do to help relieve these symptoms while they wait for their injuries to heal themselves. One thing you can try is therapeutic massage. For example, a hot stone massage can help to alleviate some of the pain and discomfort that comes with these types of injuries.
Therapeutic massages are performed by a trained professional, not just anyone off the street because they need to have been properly educated in order to be able to provide this type of treatment. They will assess your injury before beginning any massage so you can get the right care for your injury.
Why a hot stone massage?
A hot stone massage is a type of Swedish massage that uses heated stones to create deep muscle relaxation. Stones are placed on specific points on the body, and then pressure is applied with or without movement. The heat from the stones can help soothe sore muscles and increase circulation by improving blood flow in tighter areas due to injury. This therapy also helps calm the mind and promotes mental wellbeing.
When you suffer from a long term injury to the body, as I do with my back, it can be difficult on your mental wellbeing. You may feel stuck in bed or confined to your home because of how much pain and stiffness is present when you move. When a hot stone massage therapist applies pressure with their hands along with longer muscles and areas of the body, it can help release the muscles and tension.
The heat from a hot stone massage is not only therapeutic but also has calming effects on your mental wellbeing as well. It is vital to have someone who you trust to care for your injury in order to feel physically and mentally better. A good therapist will make sure that they are understanding of your limits, and soothe any problems you might have.
How often should you get a massage?
In the UK, it is recommended that you get a massage at least three times per year. However, if there are any injuries or chronic pain in your body then this number should be increased to four and five times per month for a few months.
Choosing your therapist
Your therapist is a huge part of your experience with the hot stones, so it’s important to find one you’re comfortable with and who speaks to your needs as well. They will be able to tell if there are any areas that need more attention or less pressure than others. It’s also important because they can give aftercare instructions and what to do if something just doesn’t feel right.