What is Hot Stone Massage?
Our Advanced Professional Massage Therapy Program guides you through the ins and outs of massage! One of our favorite courses within the program is the one that incorporates Hot Stone Massage! You can probably guess what Hot Stone Massage from all the media you’ve seen it in over the years. Yes, you’re right it’s those little steamy rocks that are put on the backs of some CEO in those old 2000’s movies so they can relax. Well, here at SOCHi we teach you just how to please those clients…or anyone really!
Hot Stone Massage is a stress relieving and soothing type of massage that is almost always done at Spa’s to comfort people. It is known that some may incorporate it into their sports massage, but it is primarily for leisure, comfort, and relaxation. What this steamy massage does is activate the Parasympathetic part of your nervous system which is relaxes and repairs your. This maintains homeostasis in the body and decreases heart rate to assist you in falling deeper into your tranquil state contrary to the sympathetic portion of your nervous system which activates your fight or flight responses.
Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of Hot Stone Massage:
- Deep Muscle Relaxation and loosening of muscle stiffness
- Expansion of blood vessels to promote better circulation
- Stress Relief
- Relieves chronic pain
This week at SOCHi, Linda’s class received a lot of hands-on practice with this relaxing massage technique. As the students switched between giving and receiving massages, all their troubles seemed to melt away. After the hands on training, the pampered students gathered around to quickly review for their upcoming test by playing an online quiz together. Who knows, maybe we can add better test scores to our list of benefits of Hot Stone Massage.
Do you think you would be interested in learning about Hot Stone Massage and many other types of Massage Therapy? Call SOCHi today and see how you can dive into the world of Spa Therapy.