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Chiropractic care focuses on treating conditions related to the musculoskeletal system by enlisting a team of professionals to perform spinal adjustments, massages, nutritional assessments and dietary recommendations. One significantly beneficial type of massage implemented by a chiropractic team is hot stone massage. In this type of massage, the therapist uses basalt rocks, which have been heated in water. Basalt rocks lock in and retain heat longer than other kinds of rocks, which makes them ideal for hot stone massages. After the stones have been water-heated, the therapist places them on specific spots on the body and combines it with a full body massage.
There are numerous benefits of having a hot stone massage over the traditional deep tissue massage. Typically, a therapist will concentrate on specific troublesome areas with deep tissue massage by moving from one area to the next. With hot stone massage, the heated stones are either used as massage tools or placed on specific points to loosen up the muscles in preparation for a deeper level of massage penetration by the therapist than can be achieved with a traditional massage. The locations on which a massage therapist will place stones include sites from which pain is originating, tightened muscle groups, the palms of the hands, on the feet, along the spine and down the abdomen.
Before you make your next appointment for a traditional massage, consider scheduling a hot stone massage at Family Chiropractic Care to experience the following benefits:
Hot stone massage therapy has its roots in Ancient India in which hot or cold stones were placed on the body to treat strained muscles, realign the body’s energy fields and promote deep relaxation for meditation. In modern times, many professionals in the chiropractic field have embraced the healing power of combining hot stones with deep tissue massage. However, a massage therapist must be expertly trained in the history and application of hot stones massage therapy. We ensure each client is well-suited for this type of massage therapy in our Longview office.
At Family Chiropractic Care in Longview, WA, we ensure you that our highly experienced team of professionals is extensively trained in the technique of hot stone massage. If you are experiencing tense muscles or suffering from a condition that causes you chronic pain, hot stone massage in Longview, WA may be your answer to lasting relief. Contact our informative staff today by calling to schedule your first session.