What is hot stone facial?
The Hot Stone Facial draws on the power of gentle massages with heated smooth river pebbles. The warmth of the heated stones helps increase blood circulation bringing nutrients to the tissue and releasing toxins. The smooth flow of gentle massages with the hot stones relaxes the muscles and enhances mental tranquility.
What do hot stones do for skin?
Incorporating hot and cold stone techniques into facial massages can be incredibly beneficial for the skin. While hot stones can help to warm the face and the neck while relieving tension from tense muscles, the cold stones can work to lift and tone the muscles.
Can you do hot stone massage on yourself?
Lie On Your Stomach Place one above each shoulder blade, or concentrate on the shoulders. It’s really up to you how you do it. You can leave hot stone massage stones in place until they start to cool, or you can have a partner gently rub the stones over the area that needs massaging.
How do you use hot stones at home?
Begin just above the sacrum with the edge of the stones on either side of the spine. Apply pressure straight down and move stones from the side of the spine outwards in small movements. Continue this move all the way up the back until you reach the base of the neck. This works the erector spinae.
What is Gua Sha facial massage?
“Facial Gua Sha is a massage technique designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage to banish bloat. It helps break up fascia, the connective tissue that hugs muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation.”
What is a gua sha stone used for?
Gua sha stones are a tool used to relieve tension, sculpt skin, and increase circulation. They are traditionally made of jade or quartz, but plastic options are also available.
Where do you place hot stones?
Begin to turn them in your hands, applying oil to the surface for easy gliding. Starting at the neck below the occipital bone, place the flat side of the stone on either side of the spine (NEVER directly on the spine), begin to apply pressure and move downward towards the sacrum on either side of their spine.