Massage In Lexington, KY Brings You The Relief You Deserve
Corey Proffitt, LMT, NCTMB of Corey Proffitt Studios Massage explains how to get the relief you deserve with the healing touch of a professional massage.
By: NIWD Media
LEXINGTON, Ky. - June 4, 2013 - PRLog -- Are you looking for relief from the stress of everyday life, or specific pain within your body? If so, a therapeutic massage in Lexington, KY could be just what you're looking for. A professional massage can provide fast and effective relief from ailments such as:
• back pain
• poor circulation
• osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
• stress, anxiety and tension
• depression and more
In fact, massage therapy is such a safe method of pain relief, many women turn to massage sessions during pregnancy to relieve stress, pain and insomnia caused by pregnancy.
Some people prefer the heat of a hot stone massage for added benefits.
What is a Hot Stone Massage?
Hot stone massages are simply a unique variation on classic massage therapy. By using smooth, flat stones that are heated up, your massage therapist is able to place them on focal points on the body. They may also hold the stones in their hand to gently massage different points on the your body. When the two techniques are combined, the effects are most beneficial.
Hot stone massage therapy is nothing new, it dates all the way back to ancient times as a form of healing. It has gained popularity here over the past few decades.
What Happens During a Hot Stone Massage Session?
Before the session starts, the massage therapist will take the stones and place them into water that is heated. The rocks are typically made of basalt, an iron rich mineral that retains heat very well. Additionally, the rocks are typically smoothed and flattened naturally over the course of years in a river bed.
As the rocks heat, you will lay face down on the massage table. The massage therapist will typically apply oil to your body before placing the stones on, allowing for the stones to glide naturally over the skin surface and muscles.
Once the stones reach the ideal temperature for the treatment, they are placed on key points of your body. As the hot stones transfer the heat to the muscles, the body becomes relaxed, allowing the massage therapist to provide deeper pressure into the muscle tissue, if needed. The therapist will usually take the stones and provide massage to key points of the body directly. Then, the stones are either replaced or repositioned.
Once the therapist is finished working the posterior side of your body, you will likely be asked to turn over. The therapist will hold the sheet and blanket to protect your privacy while you turn. Most sessions last an hour or and hour and a half.
How Do Hot Stones Feel?
Since the hot stones are typically formed in a river bed, they are flat and smooth, about the size of a large egg. Since the massage therapist take the hot stones in their hand before ever applying them directly to the client's body, they are safe and will not burn you. However, if the stones feel too warm for you, you should notify your therapist immediately. Each person has a different heat threshold, so talk with your therapist to determine your own personal ideal temperature.
Should I Get A Massage?
In addition to ailments mentioned above, massage therapy could be great for you if you:
• always feel cold, or have cold feet or hands
• feel stressed and need comfort
• need to relax
• have poor circulation
• have tense muscles
• enjoy heat therapy
Tips For Getting A Massage
Once you've made the decision to get a massage, it's important to keep these things in mind:
don't eat a heavy meal prior to your appointment
arrive a few minutes early to talk with your therapist about any specific needs or medical conditions
relax and get ready for a wonderful experience!
To book your professional massage therapy session, or to find out more about massage in Lexington, KY, visit www.RelaxYouDeserveIt.com.