Benefits of hot stone massages

If you’re looking for a way to relax or ease muscle aches and pains, a hot stone massage can be a great natural option for you. Utilize this service by scheduling an appointment at Wisniewski Chiropractic and start feeling your journey of relaxation. Our team wants to inform you about hot stone massages and help you know the benefits that come with. 

What is a hot stone massage?

Hot stone massage therapy is a therapeutic technique that combines the use of heated stones and traditional massage practices. This unique treatment offers numerous benefits for both the body and mind, promoting relaxation, relieving muscle tension and enhancing overall well-being. A hot stone massage consists of heating smooth, flat stones that then get placed strategically on parts of your body. The stones that are used are made of basalt, which is a type of volcanic rock that is able to retain heat that can be heated to around 130 and 145 degrees. When receiving a hot stone massage, typical placement can include:

  • The spine

  • Stomach

  • Chest

  • Face

  • Palms

  • Feet and toes

Other than placing stones on specific parts of the body, a massage therapist can also hold the stone while massaging your body. Techniques may include:

  • Long strokes

  • Circular movement

  • Vibration

  • Tapping

  • Kneading movement


Relieves muscle tension and pain

If you suffer from back pain and muscle tension, a hot stone massage can help increase blood flow to the area experiencing pain. Flexibility and range of motion can be increased when heat is applied to areas of the body where there is a great amount of tension. If you experience inflammation, cold therapy is another treatment that may help. Alternating cold and hot stone massage therapy can be beneficial in your healing journey.

Reduces stress and anxiety

Even if you don’t have the time for a hot stone massage, a simple chair massage can help relieve stress. Getting a massage for at least 15 minutes is a great way to reduce stress while also improving your cardiovascular responses. 

Improves sleep

If you struggle with getting a good night’s rest, then consider getting a massage for extra relaxation at night. Getting a massage can help with restorative sleep, this will help you wake up more alert and positive in the morning.

Boosts immunity

Getting a hot stone massage has surprising benefits, like boosting immunity! After one session, there can be a positive and acute impact on immunity. Blood pressure has been shown to go down after a hot stone massage as well as a decrease in arginine-vasopressin in blood samples.

Hot stone massage therapy 

Rid your body of aches and pains in an all-natural way with a hot stone massage! Schedule an appointment for a hot stone massage at Wisniewski Chiropractic. Contact us today!