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Desert Stone Facial

Desert Stone Facial

Hot and Cold Stone Facial  

 

Relax with smooth stones warm and massage away tension, tighten and tone with cool stones and the perfect balance to beat the summer heat.

Full facial with steam and enzymes includes masking and foot treatment.

 

 History of stone massage dates back to over 3000 years ago. Ancient civilizations believed that hot stones were beneficial for cleansing the body, and soothing the mind.
  This therapy originates in ancient India and China, and more recently to the   North American Indians living in the southwest states. This therapy is   becoming increasingly popular and is catching on fast in other parts of the world.
 
  Hot stone massage combines the benefits of Hydrotherapy and 'Thermalism' or   'Thermotherapy' (the use of heat applications) with massage strokes, using   stones to create a deep, relaxing and healing treatment.
 
  As the skin warms from the use of the heated stones this allows the skin to absorb moisturizing and therapeutic oils, while at the same time preparing the musculature of the body so the therapist can work into the deeper muscle layers.
 
  It is generally accepted that one stroke of a heated basalt stone is equivalent to 5 strokes of the therapists hand.
 
  Benefits of thermotherapy include:

  • Increased local circulation
  • Improved blood flow to surrounding tissues
  • Greater ability to transport toxins and waste   products from the area.
  • Increase in the release of toxins
  • Decrease in blood pressure, stress, fatigue, and tension
  • Boost to the immune system

        

hot   and cold stones therapy - what is cryotherapy?

Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, works on the   principle of heat exchange. This occurs when a cooler object is placed in   direct contact with an object of warmer temperature; the cooler object will   absorb the heat of the warmer object in an attempt to achieve balance.
 
  What are the benefits of cold stones?

  • Dispersal of tissue congestion
  • Alleviation of swelling
  • Stimulation of the autonomic nervous system
  • Increased tissue metabolism
  • Its Invigoration / energizing effect / toning the tissue

 Contraindictions

Hot stone massage is not suitable for everyone.

*Blood clots / prone to blood clots

*Bruise easily

*Cancer, chemotherapy or radiations treatments *Depressed immune system (lupus, HIV/AIDS, cancer, Epstein Barr, mononucleosis, etc.)

*Fever

*Inflamed Skin Conditions

*Nerve Trauma

*Neuropathy                                

*Open wounds or sores

*Peripheral vascular disorder

*Pregnancy

*Recent Surgery

*Taking medications that have side effects to heat (Please check with your pharmacist if you are not certain.)

*Varicose veins

If you have any doubt that hot stone massage is safe for you, please check with your doctor before receiving this modality.