What is a hot stone massage in Auckland?
The hot stone massage therapy uses preheated stones to relieve stress, pain, and discomfort from the body. Being in use since ancient times, hot stone massage uses basalt stones due to their non-porosity properties and smoothness. Moreover, the basalt stone can retain heat longer than any other stone during the massage.
The heat from the stones penetrates deeper into the skin and causes deep muscle relaxation. Usually either placed or rubbed on the body, the hot stone massage Auckland is all about soothing aching muscles and joints.
Why is Basalt stone used for hot stone massage Auckland?
Aside from its property of retaining heat longer than any other type of stones, the basalt stone possesses non-porosity properties making it easier to work with during massage therapy.
Moreover, basalt stone comes from volcanic rocks that are known to have certain health properties.
During the massage, the hot stone will be heated once (or depending on duration) anywhere between 130 to 145 degrees and will place them in predetermined areas. Different sizes and shapes of stones are used during the massage Highland Park.
While it may seem that hot stone massage Auckland relieves pain from points in the body, the truth is, heat from the stones travel deeper and uniformly into the muscle.
At the end of your hot stone massage in Auckland, the massage therapist may even use cold stones to soothe the skin and to relax any engorged blood vessels.
The appearance of the stones for the hot stone massage Auckland: Does it matter?
The basalt stones are usually smooth, round and flat. When rubbed with massage oils, they may take up a rich black shiny texture.
While the shape of the stones used during the hot stone massage Auckland depends on the massage therapist, it is worth noting that the colour of the hot stone used has no effects on the body as long as the stone is 100% basalt.
Where can the stones be placed during the hot stone massage Auckland?
During the course of the massage, the massage therapist may place hot stones in the following parts of the body:
- On feet and toes
- On palms
- On the chest
- On the stomach
- On the face
- Along the spine
- On your shoulders
What types of strokes are usually followed during the hot stone massage in Auckland?
Massage strokes play an important role in the degree of relaxation and rejuvenation your muscles feel. Simply placing the stones on the body will have concentrated effects which aren’t desirable considering the fact that pain and stiffness aren’t usually located at just one point.
Our massage therapist will use the following types of massage strokes:
- Circular movements
- Long strokes
- Tapping and kneading
- Vibrational movements
3 Unbelievable Benefits of Hot Stone Massage Auckland
A hot stone massage is known to reduce anxiety and stress: The soothing and relaxing effects experienced during and after the massage encourages the release of serotonin in the body that is responsible for reducing anxiety and stress in the body. Additionally, the massage strokes used during the massage release any toxins that might be trapped in muscle layers
Encourages sleep: Hot stone massage Auckland induces a sense of relaxation in the body. Moreover, once you wake up after massage therapy, you are bound to feel more energised and active. At HealthCure Massage Auckland, we are careful about the surroundings you are in during and after the massage. All our massage rooms are well-lit. Every massage table is cleaned thoroughly after the competition of the massage session and rest assured, the tables are comfortable and supports your body well
Helps relieve muscle soreness and tension: Heat is known to relax the muscles. When the hot stones are placed along with pain points in the body, the heat from the stones soothes muscles, flushes out toxins trapped in them and encourages the flow of fresh blood. The fresh blood carries nutrients that haven’t reached the muscles in ages and this helps greatly in rejuvenating even the most tired muscles.
Usually after a hot stone massage Auckland, our massage therapist may place cold stones to soothe blood vessels that might have overworked due to toxin flush and after carrying a new wave of oxygenated blood to the muscles.
Who can benefit the most from a hot stone massage in Auckland?
Anyone who has been struggling with muscle soreness and aches, back pains and joint pains can get benefitted from the hot stone massage.
You may even consider pairing the hot stone massage with any other of our massages for additional and deeper relaxation.
Hot Stone Massage at HealthCure
HealthCure is a leading massage centre in Auckland, New Zealand provider. With branches providing top-notch services for searches like massage Highland Park and Pakuranga massage, we are a leading provider of hot stone massage in New Zealand.
Our Dannemora massage centre and other massage centres are equipped with comfortable massage tables and chairs to ensure that you enjoy massage therapy in a highly comfortable and relaxing environment.