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Reasons Why You’ll Love a Hot Stone Massage – Wilmington NC

August 09, 2015

Hot stone massage is the Godiva chocolate of the massage world. Every type of massage therapy has its place, but hot stone is the ultimate relaxation massage, using the healing power of warmth in conjunction with massage to relieve muscular tension gently, leaving you refreshed, restored, and rejuvenated.

What to expect in a Wilmington NC Hot Stone Massage

In a hot stone massage, smooth basalt stones of different sizes are heated in a special warmer then placed in strategic positions on the body, especially the back, while the massage therapist works on other areas. The steady warmth of the stones works to gently ease tight muscles, allowing the massage therapist to work more deeply with less pressure. As the stones cool they are removed, and the therapist continues the massage in the areas prepared by the stones. Smaller stones are often used in place of the therapist’s thumbs or palms, increasing the effectiveness of the massage. The soothing warmth of the stones eases both body and mind, creating a tranquil state of complete relaxation.

Hot stone massage can be either a standalone treatment, or an add-on treatment during other types of massage.

The Reasons to Love a Wilmington NC Hot Stone Massage

The benefits of hot stone extend beyond mere relaxation. Massage has been shown to both lower blood pressure and boost the immune system, and hot stone massage in particular increases circulation. The warmth of the stones dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the areas where the stones have been placed, which makes it a positive benefit for many issues from post-workout soreness to poor circulation.

Coastal Massage and Bodywork offers hot stone massage as an add-on to any massage treatment. Choose from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, or any of our other therapies. We offer a full range of massage treatments for those in the Wilmington NC area. Not sure what type of massage is right for you? Our licensed massage therapists will help you decide which treatment is right for you each time you visit.

If you’re seeking hot stone massage Wilmington NC, look no further!

Schedule your appointment online today, or call us at 910-208-4161.