If you would like to try a massage technique that is a little out of the ordinary, then try the Portland hot stone massage. A hot stone massage uses careful placement of heated stones along your back and muscles to warm and relax the muscles as part of the massage process. It can really help melt away tension and help you feel more relaxed.
Portland Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone treatment uses smooth heated stones (often basalt, or lava rock which retains heat), usually of varying sizes, to assist in the massage.The heat of the stones assists in releasing tension by heating up the muscles.The actual hot stone massage techniques may vary, but typically involves placement of hot stones along the body, and the therapist may use two stones held in their hands to perform part of the massage.Often, the therapist will perform a rhythmic tapping (one stone on another) to create a rhythmic vibration that can enhance relaxation. Be sure to tell your massage therapist if you are not comfortable with the temperature of the stones, or if you would like the massage treatment adjusted in any way.
A Portland hot stone massage makes a great massage treatment if you are wanting to try something different the next time you come in for a massage service. Book your hot stone massage online today!
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