Thursday, March 28, 2019

Experience - enhanced relaxation
- try Hot Stone Massage

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right.

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right...
Here Comes the Sun
George Harrison, The Beatles, 1969

George Harrison got the transitional nature of spring right in this song, capturing the essence of what spring means, particularly to temperate weather starved Winnipeggers in April.

Speak to almost anyone at this time of year, and they talk about being tired. They’re, and we’re, are all tired - of most everything as we wait for the puddles to dry up and the buds to appear. How do we shed this tension and regain our peace?

Maybe it’s time to do something a little bit different.

Have you ever tried Hot Stone Massage - to gently release your tension, and experience enhanced relaxation?

This is the practice of placing smooth heated stones on various areas of the body, as the centre piece of massage treatment.

Introduced some 5,000 years ago by the Hindus of India, this type of massage was used to promote both relaxation and health. Similar techniques were employed in ancient Japan and China. In Hawaii lava rocks were warmed. While in North America, hot stones played an integral role in Indigenous sweat lodges.

Today Hot Stone Massage is increasing in popularity as the massage choice for:

• relieving stress
• promoting deep relaxation
• easing muscle stiffness
• reducing chronic pain
• boosting blood circulation.

The massage treatment uses a combination of warmed stones and massage techniques which may include long strokes, kneading and rolling. Heat from the stones penetrates the skin, promoting better blood flow which in turn releases toxins. A deeper relaxation of the muscles is created, than can be achieved through standard massage.

To appreciate the full benefit of this type of massage, it is recommended that you take an appointment between 60 and 90 minutes in length.

Wishing you - the joy of spring in the air, and a spring in your step!

Much love,
Academy Massage Therapy

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