Hot Stone Massage – Meditation in Motion

By Joy Sablatura Rockwell Hot stone massage is one of the most deeply relaxing forms of massage. With hydrotherapy, one applies a hydrocollator pack to the back to relax the muscles before being able to massage on a deeper level. With hot stones, the therapist has the heat of the smooth lava rocks penetrating each muscle group, relaxing the muscle fibers as he or she slowly glides the s...
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What’s great about hot stone massage?

by Rima Star Hot stone massage joins the benefits of heat with massage, using natural riverbed lava rocks, heated in water in the therapy room. Hot stones are a tradition that has been used by Native Americans and other indigenous cultures around the world for centuries. Bringing these natural elements into the massage therapy experience assists in the softening of tissues and fascia; helps the...
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Massage Therapy Around the World

by Joy Sablatura, LMT, MTI Oh, you are doing the ‘Eat Pray Love’ thing; many people said to me when they heard I was traveling in India for four months. No, I was not a woman in a “search for everything” as the subtitle of Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller Eat Pray Love touts. I was in search of some yoga and meditation and curious to see how the Indians do massage. Several years earlier, I tra...
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