Hot Stone Massage in Salt Lake City

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What is a Hot Stone Massage?

During a hot stone massage, Your Matrix massage specialist will use heated stones as an extension of their hands. Stones of different sizes are heated to the perfect temperature for maximum benefits. Smooth stones are used to massage your body, while stationary stones relax muscle groups.
 

 

Hot Stone Massage Benefits:

The water-heated basalt stones allowed for greater relaxation of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Your experienced massage professional can manipulate your muscles with more intensity and more comfort than with a traditional massage. This combination of heat and massage has proven benefits.

Reduces Pain

  • The Heat from the stone penetrates deeply into stressed muscles, relaxing the area and decreasing pain. Massage therapy has become an accepted form of alternative medicine. Many people are using hot stone massage as a complementary treatment for chronic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Promotes Relaxation

  • A hot stone massage will relax stressed and overworked muscles that can make you feel tired. Tight muscles can become painful, and this pain can trigger additional health problems. Relaxing the muscles gives them an opportunity to heal.

Improves Circulation

  • As the hot stones relax your muscles, they will also improve circulation to the area. The heat will open the blood vessels allowing your circulatory system to function efficiently. Improving your circulation can reduce muscle fatigue.

Reduces Anxiety and Depression

  • Hot stone massage has been shown to decrease the severity of anxiety and depression. While massage is not a substitute for traditional medical care, it can be a valuable addition to your current treatment plan.

Improves Flexibility

  • A tension in the muscles can decrease the flexibility of the joints. Relaxing the muscles surrounding your joints can make movement easier and more comfortable. Many people with joint disorders find hot stone massage particularly helpful.

Improves Muscle Spasms

  • Tense muscles can spasm and become painful. Some people find that muscle spasms can interfere with daily function. Hot stone therapy can ease muscle spasms, and decrease the pain they cause.

Where are the Hot Stones Placed?

There are different sized stones for different areas to be treated. Typically, stones are first placed along the muscles of your spine. Your Matrix Massage specialist will be able to treat many areas.

  • The neck
  • Chest and abdomen
  • Face
  • Fingers and toes
  • Palms
  • Shoulders

Hot Stone Massage Techniques

The effects of the massage are more relaxing with the inclusion of heated stones. Your professional massage therapist uses specialized techniques to further enhance the benefits of the hot stones.

  • Long strokes – to relax
  • Circular movements – to soothe
  • Vibration – to release tension
  • Tapping – to release trigger points
  • Kneading – to enhance circulation

Cold Stones

Cold stones may be added to your session. Many people find the cold stones to be invigorating. Cold stone therapy will reduce pain, inflammation and boost energy.

Receive a Hot Stone Massage from SLC Massage Therapists at Matrix Spa & Massage

When performed correctly, hot stone massage reduces pain, promotes healing, and reduces stress. It is important that your massage therapist is professionally trained. At Matrix Spa & Massage your satisfaction is guaranteed. Contact us at 801-799-4999 to schedule your next hot stone massage at our Salt Lake City, Utah location today.

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Massage Therapy FAQ’s

The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
How often you should get a massage depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, passed the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury.
 
On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.
If you’re used to Swedish massages, it’s definitely going to feel a little rougher. However, you should always communicate with your massage therapist if the pressure is too much. If you’re tensing up and muscle guarding during a deep tissue massage, the benefits of the massage may be lessened.
It’s important to be realistic about what one deep tissue massage can achieve. Many people want just one session to get rid of all the tension they’ve built up in their body over decades. They ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushes hard enough, all their knots will go away after an hour. They won’t. It’s going to take a few sessions for the best results, based on your body and lifestyle, and increasing the pressure a masseuse uses doesn’t necessarily help. Your problems likely amassed over a lifetime of strain, stress and poor posture. If you have chronic problems, it will probably take a combination of massage, exercise and relaxation techniques to stem the problem.

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