Hahana Hot Stone Therpay
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There are a multitude of various methods and styles of Stone Therapy. The Hahana Method has been proven time and time again to be one of the most relaxing and flowing forms of Hot Stone Healing Massage Therapy performed. Taking its name from the Hawaiian word for ‘heat/hot’, Hahana Stone Massage is based on procedures utilising various ‘Lomi-Lomi’ techniques which mimic a firm yet gentle stream of flowing water. It is a holistic treatment which uses both physical and metaphysical energies to deeply relax and revitalise. Hahana Hot Stone Massage uses Massage Oil which is Coconut Oil Base, and makes it the perfect complement for any treatment that requires heat.
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Hot Stone therapy can be beneficial in easing discomfort caused from a variety of conditions including arthritis, anxiety, stress, back pain, depression, insomnia and problems related to blood circulation. The warmth of the stones help loosens stiff muscles. It is great way to unwind and relieve stress. The application of water-heated stones, for doing hot stone therapy targets key points on the body and giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth.
Hot stone massage can help relax the body's muscles and soft tissues, alleviate pain, improve circulation and help rid the body of toxins. This type of massage treatment can also reduce stress, promote calmness and increase relaxation. Many hot stone massage enthusiasts even claim they experience a sense of enlightenment, inner peace and renewed spirituality after a hot stone massage session. The heat and energy from the stones penetrate deep into the muscles to achieve a soothing and therapeutic experience. When used with specific techniques, the stones allow the therapist to release tight muscle restrictions more efficiently and with less discomfort to the client. There is an ever-growing body of research that confirms the positive effects of massage on the cardiovascular, lymphatic, integumentary (including fascia), musculoskeletal, endocrine, nervous and digestive systems. The addition of hot stones to massage therapy helps to increase these benefits. The hot stones soften muscles and allow the therapist to work deeper and facilitate the release of muscle restrictions. The hot basalt stones increases circulation and speeds injury recovery.
Hot stone massage therapy, is recommends in particular, for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia (Musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues) because the penetrating effects of the heated stones allows the therapist to deliver massage without the need for excessive pressure. Hot stone massage is also helpful in relieving muscle restrictions after orthopaedic surgery. Hot Stones are particularly effective with sports injury or over-use injury. Hot stone placement is also used to relieve menstrual cramps.
The Hawaiians also used lava rocks in their Lomi-Lomi. Rough stones were used to exfoliate after a massage, while smooth lava rocks were either placed on the body in ti-leaves or used