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How Often Should You Get a Hot Stone Massage?

How Often You Should Get a Hot Stone Massage

Don’t you think that your restless body deserves a revamp session after a tiresome week? With a 9 to 5 job and never-ending household chores, we do not get any Me-Time. But if you are tired of being exhausted and have finally decided to treat yourself for all the hard work, you need something that is relaxing and refreshing. For that purpose, what can be better than having a massage? Nowadays, the spas and salons have introduced a lot of massage types. However, if you want to eliminate all the stress and soreness from your body, you need to get yourself a hot stone massage. From relaxation to tending to medical issues, there are countless benefits of hot stone massage

Hot stone massage is a holistic health tradition in India known as “Ayurveda.” In this massage therapy, flat and smooth hot stones are placed on the pressure points of your body, providing relaxation and rejuvenation. So, if you are new to hot stone massage, do not worry! In this post, you will find everything about hot stone massage. In addition, we will talk about how often you should get a stone massage. So, let’s delve right in!

What is a Hot Stone Massage?

It is a massage therapy that uses hot stones, i.e., mostly volcanic rocks. These stones are specialized in retaining heat and provide warmth throughout massage therapy. The stones are preheated at around 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

During massage therapy, the masseuse places hot stones on the different areas of your body to relieve any pain or discomfort. It helps in reducing the muscle tension and soreness by loosening the tight muscles.

To get this massage, you discuss with the therapists on which muscles you want to work on. For instance, if you have a back pain problem, the therapist will place the stones on your spine. However, if you are getting a massage without any such problem, the therapist will place the stones on common areas, including feet, forehead, abdomen, spine, chest, and hands.

When it comes to the massage technique, it depends on the specific needs of your massage. You have the option of long strokes, circular motions, vibrations, and kneading. Also, the intensity of the pressure depends on how much you can bear.

The Right Frequency of Hot Stone Massage

How often should you get a hot stone massage? There is no specified frequency of getting stone massage therapy. The frequency of this massage depends upon the reason for getting a massage. For example, if you have any underlying health problem or you want to treat a tissue injury, you can have massage therapy once a week.

Since it is perfectly safe for anyone to get a stone massage therapy, it really does not matter how often you want to get it. But if you are experiencing any medical conditions, it can be best for you to get it done every week. Otherwise, once a month is fine.

Discover the Soothing Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

There are many types of massage therapies, but stone therapy is exceptional. Using heated stones therapy has been an effective procedure for centuries. The benefits of stone massage are numerous, so let’s take a look at them: 

Treat Sore and Tight Muscles

Treating yourself with a therapeutic stone massage can help you get rid of muscle soreness and tightness. Since this therapy is a combination of massage and heat, it relaxes muscles effectively. Heat is used to help with achy muscles, so the therapist places the stones on sore spots to smoothen the knots and then massages to remove soreness.

Relieve Anxiety and Stress

While juggling with work-life balance, it is not all about sore muscles. It is always more than that. Treating anxiety and stress can be difficult. With a relaxing massage, you not only get rid of tensed muscles but also anxiety and stress. Using the combination of heat and massage, your body releases endorphins, helping you relax muscles, reduce pain, and lift up your mood. 

Improve Blood Circulation

Heat and massage play a pivotal role in expanding your blood vessels. This expansion enhances blood circulation. When your blood flow is good, it reduces any discomfort or achiness in your body. Moreover, this massage therapy is very beneficial for women going through menstrual cramps since the improved blood flow eases the pain. 

Boost Immune System

Scientifically proven, massages have a great impact on your immunity system. Your tensed muscles and stress have the tendency to reduce your body’s capability to fight diseases. However, a good and deep massage reduces stress, producing useful hormones. So, it ultimately results in building immunity so that your body can fight diseases feasibly.

Regulate Sleep Cycle

When the levels of stress and anxiety are reduced in your body, your sleep improves itself. In addition, relaxing your muscles plays a vital role in regulating your sleep. By taking massage therapy, your body releases relaxing hormones, helping you improve and regulate your sleep.

Help Muscle Injury

Using hot stones on muscles helps you soothe the knots, treating muscle injuries. If you have a muscle injury, massage therapy every week can help you treat it effectively. However, if you have damaged muscles from injuries, deep tissue massage will also be beneficial.

Final Takeaway

Finding a rigid answer on how often you should get a massage is difficult. It depends on your body’s needs. If you have any medical condition or pain that you want to treat, you can get a hot stone massage four times a month. However, if it is just to relax your muscles, twice a month will be fine. 

In addition, the benefits of stone massage are undeniable. No matter if you are struggling with sore muscles, stress, inflammation, muscle injury, or insomnia, a massage is your go-to solution. So, book yourself an appointment, consult with the therapist, and get a massage to get your body relaxed and rejuvenated. Have a happy massage day!


Author: Mason Palmer

Founder / Massage Therapist

IMMERSE Modern Massage

Mason is a master massage therapist in Portland, Oregon, with over 10,000 hours of hands on work. His expertise in deep tissue anatomy, myofascial release, and trauma-informed somatic therapy. He is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has received Reiki Master level training from three different schools. Mason has explored various healing practices, including Mindfulness Meditation, Personal Training, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine, for over a decade. He is the author of “Energy Healing, One Truth Many Teachers” and is known for his proven track record for creating plans of care for his clients to overcome pain and discomfort in their body, and to make sure that pain doesn’t come back.

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  • Avatar Kelsey Koll ★★★★★ a year ago
    Wow! My massage with Mason was healing on so many levels! He addressed the spots of tension and diligently worked to remind my muscles that it’s okay to relax. He was very attentive to my needs and comfort.
    Immerse is definitely an appropriate
    … More name for this space as you are enveloped in delightfully warm infrared heat (through amethyst crystals!), the soothing sounds of a waterfall, and a sound bath of vibrations coming directly from the table!
    The thoughtful intention put in to making Immerse Modern Massage the healing environment that is it is apparent and very much appreciated!
  • Avatar Tracy A ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Such a lovely experience from beginning to end. The lobby was beautifully decorated with plants, and Mason greeted me with such warmth. The table vibrates with music and is so comfortable and warm. The weighted blankets helped me feel so … More cozy and relaxed. The technique and grounded presence Mason offers is excellent. I especially enjoyed the warm scented towel on my face and neck at the end of the massage. So rejuvenating and relaxing. I felt calm and peaceful. Wholeheartedly recommend!
  • Avatar adria mooney ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Entering the space I immediately felt calm, the lighting and ambiance was perfect for relaxing. The warmth, low light and wooden ceiling made me feel like I was in a sauna. Mason greeted me and made me feel comfortable as we entered the … More massage room. The bed was heated, with weighted blanket and calming music vibrated the entire bed. I melted away as mason massaged my whole body, taking care to leave me mostly covered under the warm blanket the entire time. He also used heated towels and a wonderful essential oil blend. I felt truly relaxed and my whole body vibrated with warmth and comfort. Would definitely come back again!
  • Avatar Jordan Cohen ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Wow! Walking into Immerse Modern Massage, my entire body immediately relaxed right at the front door. The aromatherapy is so intoxicating and soothing, and the ambiance is very nice. Walking into the treatment room was even better. They … More really did such a good job with the place! Not to mention the massage table! Omg, it felt so incredible to be sandwiched in between healing frequencies, warmth, and high vibrations. I can’t wait to go back!!! I was impressed to say the least.
  • Avatar Olivia Guethling ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Mason is awesome! I just had an amazing massage experience and loved it. He attentively addressed the tension spots in my body and worked through them. The massage table vibrates synced up to the meditative music which was sooo relaxing … More and helped me be super dropped into the moment. The weighted blanket and the warm scented towels were another highlight. Highly recommend. Thank you, Mason!

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