In January 2017, Body Heal Thyself Massage Therapy is introducing a few new, fun, HEAT offerings, including Hot Stone Massage, just in time for the cold weather!
At the LoHi location –
– 90 or 120 minute Hot Stone Massages
– Paraffin Wax add ons for hands and feet (available in the Add On menu on Schedulicity)
At the Cross Fit DeCo location – (Usually reserved for DeCo members only, because it can be loud during class times)
– 90 or 120 minute massages, including a 20 minute steam sauna, pre-massage. (Available in the Add On menu on Schedulicity)
Are you wondering what the benefits of these heat related offerings before or during a massage are? The biggest benefit is that heat opens up the blood vessels, allowing for better circulation. With better circulation muscles are less fatigued, and therefore less tense, allowing me to do even better work when your muscles are loosened up from the heat. Better circulation also brings more oxygen to the muscles which aids in easing aches and pains.
Hot Stone Massage –
When doing hot stone massage, the warm stones not only ease the muscles with the heat, but we open up the energy meridians, and feel more grounded and connected to the earth.
Steam Sauna –
Most of you have probably experienced the relaxation provided by heat in a hot tub or steam bath. The benefits probably don’t need too much explanation. The steam offering at BHT uses the Steamy Wonder Portable Sauna to circulate heat and steam to sooth your tense muscles, while you lay on the table, relax and soak it all in. If you’re like me, and don’t do well with breathing in hot air, this is a great way to get the benefits of a steam bath without having your head in the heat.
Paraffin Wax –
Paraffin wax may seem like a simple spa add on to soften hands, but in reality, the heat from the wax can actually be a huge benefit to people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. It can also help with muscle, tendon and ligament injuries or soreness, again, by bringing blood and oxygen to the site. In addition to being a great skin softener/moisturizer, it can help those cracked and dry hands and feet.
I’m really excited to have you all come in and try these new massages! I think you’ll love them! Please look online here to schedule your next appointment.