Lighten Up Therapies offers Hot Stone Massage
Do you want to melt away that tension? Have you ever tried a Hot Stone Massage? Our warm basalt river stones penetrate deeply into the muscles and get the blood flowing. They are also know to have a calming effect that helps to relieve chronic pain, promote deep relaxation and help the mind to quiet.
Today I had a client who thought she had a touch of sciatica. Sometimes, when a massage therapist hears this,he or she may start to dig into the rotator muscles. Instead, I heated up my stones and applied a gentle, yet consistent pressure over her piriformis and around the gluteus muscles. This helped to quiet the muscle spasm go away without putting extra pressure on the nerve. You don’t want any compression there. At the same time, in other areas where there was tension, I used the more pointed but round ends to get in after the tissues were ready.
The hot stone massage is able to reach deep, and help you to let go. Not to mention, that it feels more than great as the stones glide over the body with that wonderful warmth that give your skin an extra glow.
There are a few contraindications for Hot Stone Massage. If you are pregnant, have diabetes or other illnesses. Please consult your physician first. Your health is always of the utmost importance.
I always say that massage is more than a luxury. It promotes health and wellbeing on so many levels. But in this case, it does feel luxurious.
If you have questions about Hot Stone Massage, or if you would like to make an appointment, you can reach me at:
Sharon Hartnett LMT
Member of the AMTA
Serving the area of Columbus and East of there.