HOT STONE REFLEXOLOGY

The ancient healing art of stone therapy using various massage techniques and warm stones relaxes the body at its deepest level and is extremely effective in creating harmony and balance. The subtle energies of stones introduced into a treatment calms the senses, relaxes muscle tension and promotes a meditative state. 

Stones have been used in ceremonies and treatments that are as old as the Incas, the Shang Dynasty in China around 1500BC and ancient Egyptians.

  • Native Americans used hot stones to place on the abdomen to ease menstrual pain

  • Japanese use hot stones on the abdomen to aid digestion

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine believe heat can aid well being and conception

  • In Russia there is tradition of lining the bath with basalt tones

The heat from the stones can penetrate to a deeper level land may penetrate 7-8cm into the superficial layers of muscle, bringing about physiological changes as well as influencing the body internal energy flow (Chi), therefore bringing balance to both body and mind.

Reflexology and massage of the legs is a perfect way to nurture our besides and ourselves. Incorporating stones into a treatment can enhance the power of this contact.

BENEFITS

OF HOT STONE APPLICATION ON THE BODY

PHYSICAL

Increases circulation 

Increases elimination of waste products

Promotes the release of tension in connective tissue

Reduces muscle tension - we can work deeper into the muscle fibre

Promotes relaxation and de-stresses - warmth slows down the heart rate, relaxes the inner organs, increases blood flow, boosts immune and lymphatic system, slows down respiration.

Increases lymphatic function.

PSYCHOLOGICAL

Soothing, nurturing, the feeling of being in touch, grounding, the feeling of blissfulness, tranquillising, comforting, feeling of security and safety, release of tension and anxiety.

©  Sophie Playford 2019