A hot stone spa is a type of spa therapy. It’s used to help you relax, ease tense muscles and heal damaged soft tissues throughout your body. In a hot stone spa, smooth, flat, heated stones called Black Lead Silica will be placed on specific parts of your body. Black Lead Silica is a natural ore that is formed hundreds of millions of years after diatoms settled on the seabed while being compressed during the earth’s crust movements. Upon heating, it has great heat penetration and resonance rate. It is also able to release up to 98% of far infrared and negative ion active energy.
The therapy is becoming a popular complementary therapy for many conditions. Here are some advantages you can get from a hot stone spa session:
Reduces symptoms of autoimmune diseases:
Hot stone spa can relieve the widespread, chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia. Scientific studies have shown that people who suffer fibromyalgia had fewer trigger points if after receiving a 30-minute hot stone spa. They can also sleep longer, and have a significant decrease in substance P level (substance P is a substance involved in transmitting pain signals) in compare to those who received relaxation therapy. Also, people with rheumatoid arthritis may get benefit from hot stone spa. rheumatoid arthritis patients will experience less pain, greater grip strength, and a greater range of motion after one month of the therapy.
Enhances immunity system:
Hot stone spa can bring your immune system a boost. A single session of hot stone therapy has a positive and amazing impact on your immunity system. Blood samples taken before and after the therapy session showed a decrease in arginine-vasopressin, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure and water retention.
Relieve stress and anxiety:
Research works proved that a 15-minute stone spa can improve cardiovascular responses and therefore significantly reduces stress. Patients after abdominal colorectal surgery can bear less pain, tension, and anxiety after enjoying hot stone spa.
Many research works have found that hot stone spa is an effective alternative to sleeping pills for adults who suffer insomnia. The therapy helps us to promote relaxation and we can fall asleep easier. Furthermore, hot stone spa can bring you a more restorative sleep. Besides, after awakening, we will be more alert, active, and positive.
Soothe muscle tension and pain:
Heat can penetrate deep into our body and increase blood flow to the affected area. As a result, it reduces muscle spasms and increase flexibility and range of motion.
Helps decrease cancer symptoms:
Studies on cancer patients showed that massage, especially hot stone massage, improved cancer symptoms, even in those with substantial symptoms. Researchers believe the comforting use of human touch also contributes to the effect.