Hot stone massages can help your overall health in many ways. If you are looking for a board-certified heated stone massage therapist in the East Bay Area, Geri León should be your first call.
A hot stone massage is a type of therapeutic massage that involves the use of smooth, heated stones as part of the massage technique. The stones are usually made of basalt, a volcanic rock with excellent heat-retaining properties.
During a hot stone massage, the therapist places the stones on specific points on the client's body, often along the spine, on the hands, or between the toes. The stones' warmth helps relax muscles, increase circulation, and reduce stress and anxiety.
In addition to placing the stones on the body, the therapist may also use them as a massage tool, using the heat to penetrate deeper into the muscle tissue and provide a more effective massage.
The main difference between a regular and a hot stone massage is the use of heated stones. In a regular massage, the therapist typically uses their hands, fingers, and elbows to apply pressure to the muscles and soft tissues of the body. The therapist may also use other techniques, such as stretching, kneading, or deep tissue work, to help release tension and relieve pain.
In a hot stone massage, the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as a massage tool, either by placing them on specific areas of the body or using them to massage the muscles. The stones' heat can help relax the muscles and promote deeper relaxation.
You can do a few things to make the most of your hot stone massage.
A hot stone massage can last 50 to 90 minutes, depending on your preference.
Geri León, a board-certified Massage Therapist, is ready to help you feel amazing. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a session if you are in the greater East Bay Area, including Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, Dublin, & Pleasanton.