- Reducing of stress and pain,
- Reducing levels of anxiety,
- Renewing energy levels
- Increased sense of well-being
- Relax individual muscles and eliminates mental stress
- Help manage chronic pain
- Drains metabolic waste from the limbs of the body
Hot Stones.. yes a hot stone massage costs more and the reasons may surprise you lol
Hot Stone Massages do take more training and time than you may think… you really need to trust the person about to stone you with hot rocks. Plus there is another side you may not have thought about. Many places turn on the stone heater in the morning and do not change the water or clean the stones between clients.
Please think about this for a few minutes. During a hot stone massage the therapists actually rubs your body with oil or massage wax and then massages you with the hot stones. So surely there is some shedding of a client’s skin cells. Now stones are returned to the heater after use to re-heat for another part of the body and then removed for use again during the same massage. Therefore the massage wax or oil is then added to the water the stones are heating in.
SO do you want to be the 2nd or 3rd person that day to be massaged with stones that have already being used on someone else?
A number of places say just drop a few drops of essential oils in the water between clients to freshen the water.
Well to be blunt at my massage studio I empty the heater and clean the stones between clients just as I change all the linen on the table. Its basic hygiene according to this old nurse. It means I can not do so many clients in a day but I feel offering fresh water and clean stones a small price to pay to ensure the health of my clients.
As to the cost of my Hot Stone Massages, they are the same as other businesses.. I just take pride in the level of hygiene I offer my clients.