Where did Hot Stone Massage Orginate?
Native Americans warmed Hot Stone by a fire to treat aching muscles. A hot stone massage, takes a lot of skill and sensitivity on the part of the therapist and it should leave you feeling totally relaxed and at stress free. The heated Stones are placed in various trigger points on the body and Muscles so that the heat from the stone helps to relax tense muscles and is very soothing to the mind as well as the body. Because of the healing properties of Crystals, Sheena's Healing Hands also uses Crystal's in helping the body to heal itself and takes the Hot Stone Massage to another healing level for her clients
What happens during a Treatment?
During a treatment, you will relax on the massage table, covered with towels whilst hot basalt stones are placed on specific areas of your body, and the crystals will be placed on your chakra or energy centres. You will be massaged with other hot Basalt stones and organic massage oil, on one part of your body at a time. Essential oils will be diffused in the treatment room to add another dimension to healing whilst you receive your massage. Your bodies’ chi energy flow (the Yin and Yang) will improve by balancing and strengthening with the use of the crystals and the heat and the “ grounding “ sensation of the stones on the chakras. This is the type of massage to choose if you need a deeply comforting and nurturing experience. This can be done in an hour, but a 90 min treatment will allow for more time to let the relaxation process unfold and make you feel truly nurtured.
What are the Benefits of this type of Massage?
The benefits for Hot Stone/Crystal Massage are include:Deep Relaxation and allows the mind to quieten for a whileImproved lymphatic and Immune SystemsChakra Energy Balancing with the use of Crystals - which can become blocked when you get physically or emotionally stressedInner sense of Well BeingIts a good way to manage stress - which is the root problem to lots of diseases and disordersEffective in muscle relaxationImproves health conditions with conditions such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Musculoskeletal problemsRelieves PainImproves blood circulation and flow of your chi energy.Releases toxins from your body - so drinking lots of water is necessary following this type of massage.Creates a calming and smoothing effect to your mind, so you feel more enabled to deal with the day-to-day life.
The Contraindications for Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone massage is not appropriate if you have any of the following conditions, but Sheena offers other therapeutic treatments, which will offer you an opportunity to rebalance your energies and health. Please see other treatment options available.Diabetes,High blood pressure,Heart disease/problems,Or are on medication that thins your blood. You shouldn't get a hot stone massage if you are pregnant or have sunburn. You also may want to reconsider if you are menopausal, as it may trigger a hot flashIf you are feeling unwell or have a feverSuffering from a contagious or infectious diseaseHad recent surgeryOpen wounds or soresHave skin diseaseNeuritis/ Nerve TraumaNeuropathy/Peripheral Vascular disorderBlood clots or prone to blood clotsCancer, chemotherapy or radiation treatmentsDepressed immune system lupus, HIV/AIDS,Heat SensitivityPregnancyVaricose Veins