Hot Stone Massage

hot stone massageLauren was trained and certified in Hot Stone Therapy by Nature’s Stones, Inc., headquartered in Bucks County, PA, specializing in stone therapy; the timeless healing technique that joins the art of massage with the thermogenic benefits of heated river cobbles. President and Founder, Pat Mayrhofer was Lauren’s Instructor. Pat has been teaching and practicing stone therapy since 1998. The therapists are experienced in a wide range of modalities including neuromuscular therapy, maternity massage, manual lymph drainage, aromatherapy, spa therapies and soft tissue release.

Benefits and Indications

As well as physical, body-mind, and energetic influences, there is an ever-growing body of research that confirms the positive effects of massage on the cardiovascular, lymphatic, lymphoid (immune), integumentary, musculoskeletal, endocrine, nervous and digestive systems.

Hydrotherapy and the application of heat to the body to produce therapeutic effects can be traced to ancient times. Incorporating stones into the massage adds a medium for the application and benefit of heat to the body without the therapist having to provide a separate treatment from their normal massage protocol.

The body strives to maintain a normal body temperature of 98.6° F. The application of heat causes predictable physiological changes In the body that can have powerful and positive therapeutic effects. The application of heat may be general or local, of short or prolonged duration.The application of heat acts as a vasodilator, increasing circulation; increasing metabolism; increasing the inflammatory response (including a rise in leukocyte migration to the area); decreasing pain; decreasing muscle spasm; softening the tissues; and raising the body temperature.

There is an additional charge of $25 for the Hot Stone Massage.

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