If you regularly experience high levels of stress or anxiety, hot stone massage can ease tension throughout your body and encourage deep relaxation. At Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, in Miami, Florida, acupuncturists Wanyun Tsay, LAc, Kimberly Hickerson, LAc, and the caring team offer hot stone massage in a comfortable, welcoming environment. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.
A hot stone massage uses water-heated basalt stones of different shapes and sizes to ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. It’s a safe, effective, and non-chemical way to relieve stress and tension while promoting relaxation.
Your Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine provider heats each stone to an ideal temperature of 130-145 degrees. Afterward, they place the stones on targeted areas on your spine, stomach, face, chest, or limbs.
If you regularly experience musculoskeletal pain, high levels of stress, or insomnia, you’re probably a good candidate for hot stone massage. That said, it’s important you consult with your primary care physician (PCP) first. Conditions that may prevent you from participating in hot stone massage include:
Following a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your goals for treatment, your PCP can make a treatment recommendation that aligns with your individual needs.
If you don’t qualify for a hot stone massage, the team at Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine offers several other treatments, including acupuncture, tui na, and cupping.
Before your Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine provider begins your hot stone massage, you change out of your clothes and into a robe.
Next, you lie down on a massage table, and your provider carefully places a series of hot stones on different parts of your body. The locations of these stones depend on your individual symptoms and goals for treatment.
After placing the hot stones, your provider massages your body, combining several techniques, including long strokes, circular movements, vibration, tapping, and kneading. Massage therapy and the hot stones complement one another, encouraging circulation and easing tension throughout your body.
The length of a hot stone massage depends on the severity of your symptoms and your goals for treatment. Most appointments last 60-90 minutes. Once the massage is over, you change back into your clothes and leave the office. There’s no recovery period, so you can return to work, school, or other normal activities right away.
To schedule a hot stone massage appointment at Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, call the office or book online today.