Increased muscular tension during the colder months is a very common issue we see at our clinics. Hot stones combined with remedial massage is an effective treatment for muscular tension and stress, and is available at both our Southbank and Little Collins Street Melbourne CBD locations.
What is Hot Stone Massage Therapy?
Hot stone massage uses heated, smooth basalt stones, which are placed on specific points of the body for the reduction of muscular tension and stress. At Melbourne Natural Therapies, we also incorporate deep tissue and remedial massage techniques, our sessions are remedial not relaxation, however many clients say the sessions are also very relaxing.
What are the benefits?
Hot stone massage is very effective in treating many physiological conditions, including muscular tension, muscular pain, edema, and inflammation. It is particularly effective during cold weather, as our bodies need to work harder to maintain homeostasis, or a stable, internal environment, including a constant body temperature.
The primary goal of hot stone massage is vasodilation, or the expansion of blood vessels, which increases blood flow and the movement of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. This helps the function of our major systems, including: the central nervous, muscular, and lymphatic systems. Increased circulation also increases joint mobility by lengthening muscle fibres and connective tissue.
Hot stones and remedial massage also assist the body to utilise energy more efficiently, improving overall metabolic processes and functions. This has many benefits, including maintaining a healthy metabolism and immune system, which assists the body’s defence against infection, including colds and flu, and supporting overall general health.
Additionally, the specific placement of the stones during a session, provides a targeted release of specific muscles and trigger points. As a result, hot stones in conjunction with remedial massage also assists in the reduction of stress and anxiety levels, improving sleep quality.
Hot Stones With Remedial Massage in the CBD and Southbank, Melbourne
At Melbourne Natural Therapies, our qualified remedial massage therapists, can tailor a hot stones and remedial massage session to treat your individual condition or circumstance.
If you would like to experience the many benefits of hot stone therapy, give us a call, or book online:
Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies:
Remedial Massage Melbourne
03 9645 9923