Article provided by: All About the Massage LLC
The benefits to a massage in all its forms are catching on in the Western world. All About The Massage is excited to offer Himalayan salt stone massage to our clients. Let us show you the benefits to this form of massage that is catching everyone’s attention.
What is a Himalayan salt stone massage?
This style of massage involves the use of salt stones to help manipulate the muscles. It is similar to the better known hot stone massage. Instead of warming smooth stones and using those on the body, stones made from Himalayan salt are heated and used to manipulate the muscles in the body. The salt absorbs into the body, and you can derive the healing benefits from it.
While warmed stones work well on muscles, these salt stones do not require heating. Customers may expect the stones to be warm, especially if they’ve had traditional hot stone massages done before. But Himalayan stones can work both heated and cooled.
Benefits of a Himalayan salt stone massage
While all forms of massage provide benefits, there are a few benefits that are unique to this particular method. Let’s take a look at those.
- Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
- Works to reduce blood pressure levels
- Improves circulation
- Reduces anxiety and insomnia
- Supports the respiratory system
- Provides gentle skin exfoliation
All forms of massage can help some of these conditions, but a Himalayan salt stone massage can combat all these conditions in the same massage session.
Himalayan salt stones vs. basalt stones
Both stones provide users with enhanced healing therapy and give the massage therapist additional tools to help their clients. However, these stones help patients in two distinct ways. Himalayan salt stones are known for their healing properties. They help people improve circulation, relieve anxiety, reduce blood sugar and blood pressure, along with so many other things. These salt stones also include 84 natural minerals that are good for the body. The salt also releases negative ions into the air, which is good for your mind and spirit.
Basalt stones are the traditional smooth stones seen in a classic hot stone massage. These stones work at their fullest potential when warmed. Once they are warm, a massage therapist can use the stones to get into muscles that can be hard for them to massage with just their hands and fingers. Hot stone massages are excellent for those experiencing pain in some of their muscles. The stones warm the muscles and give the therapist a way to get deeper into the tissue.
Using massage for medical conditions
Massage makes a terrific complement to traditional medical treatment from your doctor. Modern medicine understands a lot of things, and you should not stop any treatments or medications and replace them with a massage. However, massage therapy serves as a terrific add-on to any treatments from your doctor. Medicine and physical therapy only go so far; massage can help with the rest.
Don’t wait any longer to see the healing properties of a Himalayan salt stone massage. Contact All About The Massage today for your appointment.