Hot Stone Massage by Bria Dailey
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Hot Stone Massage by Bria Dailey
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Both verbal and written history confirm the Chinese used heated stones more than 2000 years ago as a means of improving the function of internal organs. Stones were also used for healing in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Egypt and India. These traditions included laying stones in patterns on the body, carrying or wearing them for health and protection, for diagnosis and treatment of disease, and for ceremonial uses.

The use of heated stones in massage was reborn with the introduction of LaStone Therapy, created by Mary Nelson, in 1993.

The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat.

The stones may be placed:
  • along your spine
  • on your stomach
  • on your chest
  • on your face
  • on your palms
  • on your feet and toes.

As your massage therapist, I may hold heated stones using Swedish massages techniques.

All massages (hot stone massage included) generally fall under the alternative medicine umbrella. They’re becoming a popular complementary therapy for many conditions.

Here are some advantages of getting a hot stone massage:
  • help relive muscle tension and pain
  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • increase joint flexibility
  • promote sleep
  • decreased muscle spasm and tension

Please, come and see me for this great treatment at our Shallowford office.

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