Aromatherapy Hot Towel Treatment
Hot towels provide moist heat that, combined with the healing properties of essential oils, sinks right through your skin into the muscle and even organs, promoting tissue softening and deep relaxation. Moist heat is an excellent remedy to soften various tissue adhesions, mobilize joints, soothe sore and tense muscles, and let your mind relax!
In hot stone therapy, your therapist will use oil to lubricate smooth dark stones and then gently apply them in gliding motions throughout the body. Application of stones is rhythmical in nature and promotes soothing and deep relaxation through continuous heat application. The benefits of the hot stones include improved circulation, relief from muscle spasms and contractions, and reduction of chronic stress and tension. Using the stones allows certain precision in treatment of knots, trigger points, and sinuses with the additional benefit of reduced pain.
Cold Stone massage is an effective way to promote relaxation and revitalize the mind and body. Cold stones create a distinct, refreshing experience and promote healing in several ways. Cold Stone massage is an excellent option for people who are naturally “hotter” and might prefer cooler things to feel more comfortable. Athletes who have sustained injuries can also benefit from a cold stone massage. Cold constricts the blood vessels in the body and which alleviates swelling. It promotes healing and reduces pain in the injured muscles and tissues. Those who are experience sinus pain or inflammation are good candidates for cold stones, too. The cold temperatures in the stones reduce nasal swelling and sinus inflammation.
Cupping is an ancient therapy where small cups are placed in strategic areas of muscle tension or fascial restrictions using suction. The cups may be used as a tool to massage or are placed for generally 3-5 minutes on specific areas of concern. The benefits of this treatment are pain and inflammation reduction, increased circulation, and relaxation.