Massage Envy at 66th Street St. Petersburg is a therapeutic massage spa that provides hot stone massage therapy along with reflexology massage therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, Swedish massage therapy, sports massage therapy, trigger point massage therapy, cranial sacral massage therapy and pregnancy massage therapy for residents of Pinellas County, Gulfport, Treasure Island and Madeira Beach. Couples can ask for a couples room to enjoy hot stone massage therapy or any other therapeutic massage together.
In hot stone massage therapy, rounded volcanic basalt rocks, basinite rocks and marble stones are specially treated and heated to a temperature of 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit or about 50 degrees Celsius in water. Sanitary procedures are strictly observed to prevent bacterial contamination and make sure that the stones are kept hygienic. The stones used can vary in size, with a few of them even possibly weighing up to three pounds.
During the new stone massage therapy session the client is asked to lie face down on the massage bed. The massage therapist then places the heated stones on particular points following the clients spine. Such points are said to correspond to the energy centers of the body, known as chakras. It is believed that the heat from the stones can stimulate these chakras and that such stimulation can clear out negative energy, restoring balance to the flow of energy in the body. Once this balance is restored, the proper alignment of body, mind and soul is likewise achieved, leading to wellness.
Some massage spas also lay out hot stones on the table and canopy these with either a blanket or thick towels before the client is asked to lie face down. That is in addition to the new stones placed along the spine. Stones may also be placed by the therapist on the clients palms. That is complemented in some cases by the relaxing scent of aromatherapy oils wafting within the air.
While the client lies still with the stones laid on the body, the massage therapist uses another hot stone to firmly but gently apply massage strokes on the torso, arms and legs. The client can choose the light strokes of Swedish massage or the more intense strokes of deep tissue massage. The firm pressure of the new stone will give a really different experience as in comparison with Swedish massage therapy or deep tissue massage therapy applied with the therapists bare hands.
Hot stone massage therapy is effective in boosting the flow of blood to the particular areas being treated, thereby improving circulation and accelerating the healing process. This occurs because the heat from the stones penetrates deep into the muscles.
Some massage therapists include the usage of some cold stones in hot stone massage therapy, especially in cases where there’s muscle injury or muscle inflammation. Combining hot stones and cold stones in a single treatment session is also said to be an effective method of detoxification.
Hot stone massage therapy is an age-old natural healing method utilized by the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Japanese, Native Americans, Africans and South Americans. Today, people all around the world still trust hot stone massage therapy for its health giving benefits and also for pleasure.
People in Pinellas County, Gulfport, Treasure Island and Madeira Beach can enjoy hot stone massage therapy on the Massage Envy therapeutic massage spa on 66th Street St. Petersburg. It can be a shared experience between couples if the couples room is availed of. Apart from hot stone massage therapy, couples or individuals also can experience reflexology massage therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, Swedish massage therapy, sports massage therapy, trigger point massage therapy and cranial sacral massage therapy. Pregnant ladies, on the other hand, may avail of pregnancy massage therapy.