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Research from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) discovered that 50.2 million adults (20.5%) in the U.S. reported pain on most days or every day in 2019. The most common pain locations are back pain and hip, knee, or foot pain, and their preferred therapy is massage.

A day at the spa enjoying massage therapy is a miraculous way of relieving the built-up stress in your body, relieving pain, and melting away all the anxiety and tension. Add hot stones to this, and you get the perfect combination to help you relax and get back in shape.

So, what are the benefits of hot stone massage, and what makes it the go-to treatment for millions of Americans? Keep reading to find out!

Enhances blood circulation and energy flow

The heat from the stones expands the blood vessels improving blood circulation and establishing normal blood flow to your limbs. This means that more fresh blood and oxygen flow to areas that have been stiff, restricted, or injured, leaving you feeling energized and uplifted.

Promotes detox and skin glow

The heat from the stones also improves lymph circulation, which carries away all the toxins from the affected tissue and reduces bloating and swelling. The lymphatic system eliminates toxins from the body in general, with the hot stones expediting the process of clearing up cell waste. You will see the results of it in your skin glow.

Relieves muscle pain and tension

The blood circulation boost will relieve pain and loosen up muscle tension. As a result, you will have increased muscle flexibility and motion range. The hot stone massage is especially beneficial for treating trigger points and for people with fibromyalgia or arthritis.

Increases joint flexibility

A hot stone massage is also recommended by people who suffer from stiff joints or injury in those areas. The heat helps to loosen up the joints and the soft tissue around them and ease the friction and pain. The increased joint flexibility, range of mobility, and balance will allow you to carry out everyday activities without restrictions and discomfort.

Reduces stress and anxiety

A massage increases the level of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, all of which elevate the mood and promote relaxation. A hot stone massage adds the soothing effect of heat that will wipe away all the negative feelings leaving you with a sense of serenity and comfort.

Helps improve sleep

A hot stone massage will continue to give long after it is over, as all the benefits above will also improve sleep quality. Pain and anxiety are common sleep disruptors, with some severe cases leading to insomnia.     

If you are having a hard time sleeping, it is wise to consider having a regular hot stone massage. It will help you acquire healthy sleeping habits and feel energized from a deep, restorative night’s sleep.

Schedule your massage

At Seattle Massage Oasis, we use basalt stones for our hot stone massage. Basalt stones are volcanic rocks with a high content of iron, making them retain heat for longer periods. Their shape and smoothness make them ideal for deep tissue massage from head to toe.

Our team will provide a hot stone massage custom-made to your specific health requirements. Whether you need stress relief or pain reduction, we will design an individual program for the targeted areas or issues.

Contact us to book an appointment and get on the path to recovery and well-being.