Stone therapy treatment

Stone therapy treatment

Stone therapy is a kind of a healing massage with elements of reflexotherapy and thermotherapy. Stone therapy can strengthen the immune system of the body, accelerate the metabolism, reduce the appearance of the cellulite. The body becomes more fit, and the skin gets elastic. And it also has a beneficial effect to the nervous, cardiovascular, immune and endocrine systems of the body. Such a massage is useful as well as for women and as for men; Sometimes there are used cool stones. Sometimes hot and cool stones are combined. For example, almost all the massage is performed with hot stones, and then, the procedure ends with cool stones. It is done, probably, in order to tone up the skin.
Where did the stone treatment come from?
This unusual type of massage has Eastern origins. People there for many centuries hve known that the stone contains many healing functions and carries positive energy.
For thousands of years, eastern doctors and beauties have used the power of stones for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. But officially, stone therapy appeared only in 1993, it was presented by massage therapist Mary Nelson.
What kind of stones are most often used?
For the massage are used natural stones(preferably of volcanic origin), usually in shape they are flat and smooth. Only such stones are able to keep the heat for a long time inside, and they are also rich in the presence of iron, magnesium and other useful microelements. A flat and smooth surface provides a large area to contact with the skin. There are very many varieties of stones, but most often are used:
Basalt.Stones of sleep and rest (used in the spa). Such a stone promotes the internal relaxation of muscles and their warming up. With this massage the body relaxes, sometimes you can fall asleep, right on the massage table:)
Marble Stones. Suitable, if there is any inflammation or if the fever needs to be removed. Such stones are consist of a limestone sedimentary rock and are perfectly stimulate and tonify the entire body.
Jade.It has a positive impact on the human's energy; gives a sense of harmony, and strengthens the nervous system.
Nephritis. Often used in face massage techniques. It is believed that it absorbs negative energy and after each massage the nephrite needs to be washed with a running water.
How the procedure of stone therapy is performed:
The light is not bright, candles are lit with a pleasant scent of lavender, mint or other aromatic oils.
Another mandatory condition is the relaxing music.
First, take a couple of well-warmed large stones and place on your body so that the heat penetrated deep into the tissue and warmed the painful zones torelax the muscles for the following procedures.
Then, there is a massage with hot stones: apply an aromatic oil to the body and start massaging it with hot stones in sliding movements.
The procedure lasts about 40-90 minutes. It is pretty enough to relax as much as possible.
This is not a quick massage, if it comes as an independent procedure. But as an element of other massages, stone therapy can be used for 10-15 minutes.
Contraindications:
People who suffer from arterial pressure need to be careful with this procedure, because heat increases the blood pressure in the capillaries quite heavily.
Stone therapy is not recommended for pregnant women and for people with various skin diseases.
In case of exacerbation of bronchial asthma, acute infectious diseases and oncological diseases, this method of treatment should not be used.
This procedure is contraindicated for people with thyroid dysfunction, diabetes mellitus and kidney disease.
Perform your own stone therapy at home:
Nowadays these massage techniques are scattered all over the world and are considered very popular, so there is a lot of information on the Internet where you can find stone massage lessons for home use. In this case you'll have to purchase a set of stones, and a heating element. Such sets you can use at home: You should heat the stones to a temperature of 47 to 55 Celsius degrees

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