Hot Stone Massage Maui
Maui Massage Seashells offers Hot Stone Massage in Maui. Hawaiians have been using lava stones (Pohaku) or (Hot Stone) for Physical and Spiritual healing, since ancient times. Hawaiians understand that it’s a very healing experience to receive Hot Stone (pohaku) massage. Hot Stone Massage gets heat into your muscle tissue, making your muscle tissue more pliable. Hot Stone Massage enhances your awareness and brings you closer to your true essence! Hot Stone Massage gets heat into your tissues and fascia, making it easier for your Massage Therapist to get into your tissues.
What is Hot Stone Massage?
Hot stone massage is a technique that uses smooth, heated stones during your massage. The most commonly used stones are basalt, a volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. The stones come in various shapes and sizes, from tiny stones that are placed between your toes, to bigger stones. It’s a very soothing, relaxing form of massage. Hot stone massage was invented in 1993 by Mary Hannigan, a native of Tucson, Arizona. She has trademarked her particular style LaStone Therapy. Other names for hot stone massage are Stone Spirit Massage and Lava Stone Massage.
What Happens During a Hot Stone Massage?
Your massage therapist washes your stones and heats them to 120 and 150 degree temperature. Your Massage Therapist will dip your stones in a bowl of cool water to cool them down and set them on a dry cloth to cool down before using them on you. There are three ways the stones are used during your massage. In the first, the therapist holds a larger stone in the palm of her hand, using its heat and shape to work out knots in your muscles. In the second technique, your massage therapist leaves smaller heated stones in specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hands, or between your toes, to improve the flow of energy in your body. If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are best. Cold stones are great for helping tissue heal and nice on a hot day. In the third technique, your massage therapist does a Lomi Lomi stroke with her forearm and follows with the hot stone held in her opposite hand. This is called Lomi Pohaku.
What should you pay attention to during your Hot Stone Massage?
As with any massage, it’s best to tell your massage therapist if the stones are too hot or if the massage pressure is too much. If you have Diabetes, any numbness in your body or any other health conditions, it’s important you tell your massage therapist before receiving a Hot-Stone massage.
Hot Stone Massage feels fantastic!! Cold Stone Massage feels great too, when you’re overheated and for your injuries. We offer Hot Stone Massage, Cold Stone Massage, and/or a combination of both.
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