Massages are easily one of the most sought after and effective way to relax oneself. In fact, massages also have a ton of health benefits. One of the more popular types of massages, despite being unconventional is the hot stone massage. Now, if you’re not in the market for one, but would still like to try out, you can, at the comfort of your home. This step-by-step guide will help you give yourself a hot stone massage at home.
How does a hot stone massage work?
One may easily mistake this technique to be new or trendy. However, it has been an age-old, holistic way of healing in Ayurveda. Hot stone therapy helps people to relieve soreness and tense muscles. The stones carry immense energy in them, which can penetrate deeply and balance the body's chakras, providing a calming, therapeutic effect. These stones are not alkaline in nature and are big enough fit in one’s palm. Read on to know the correct method of carrying out this technique.
STEP 1: Heat them at home
One of the easiest and cheapest ways is to heat them in a cooker or an oven at a low temperature. You can also wrap them in a towel and then heat them. Temperatures vary, so this can take an hour or more depending on the appliance. Just be sure to pick them up with caution or else you can burn your hands.
STEP 2: Guide to a home massage
You should be completely at ease and relaxed for the massage to work effectively. You can also use a partner's help to make this work better.
How long should you keep them?
Stone therapy works best if you keep them on your body for a minimum of 20-30 minutes. You can also repeat the procedure if you want. The stones will slowly start to release their energy and cleanse away the tension and the stress in the areas where the pain is experienced. For additional help, you can make use of essential oils. Dipping the stones in essential oils like lavender, coconut or jojoba which can help relieve soreness and stiffness around the muscle and the joints
Hope this guide helps you out!
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