Hot Stone Massage Therapy in Alpharetta, GA
Hot stone massage is a thermotherapy treatment in which your massage therapist will use stones heated to 130 degrees Fahrenheit, laying them on various pressure points on your body. The physical benefits to hot stone massage therapy are many, including the following:
- Improved circulation
- Boosted metabolism
- Pain relief due to chronic health conditions like arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia
- Stress reduction
Additionally, this form of massage therapy is also beneficial to the massage therapist, because it reduces the stress on the therapist's arms, wrists and hands, enabling them to work longer, and to more deeply manipulate the tissues in your body.
The History of Hot Stone Massage
The roots of this treatment can be traced back to Native American Indians, who used hot stone in massage therapy, as did the Hawaiian natives with hot lava rocks. In 1993, a Tucson, Arizona woman named Mary Nelson-Hannigan created a hot stone massage modality she called “LaStone Therapy,” and a movement was born.
Who Should Avoid Hot Stone Massage
If you have any of the following medical conditions, they can be worsened by hot stone massage. These conditions include:
- Blood clots
- Broken skin
- Cancerous tumors
- Heart conditions
- Internal bleeding
- Low platelet counts
- Open wounds
- Varicose veins
If you are unsure as to whether or not it would be wise to engage in hot stone massage, contact your physician for clarification. Request more information about hot stone massage therapy today. Call (770) 674-6311 or contact Dr. Gail Ravello online.
Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center
Address1130 Upper Hembree Rd.
Roswell, GA 30076
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm