There are always people coming out with new treatments and therapies who explain that they are the inventors of something incredibly unique. The truth is that very few treatment techniques are different than what has been offered for thousands of years.
This is especially true when you are talking about something like massage or pressure therapy. Many of the different techniques that are employed to help a person’s sore muscles find relief have literally been used by healers in Southeast Asia for over 2000 years. It was just a common part of their practice.
The Hot Stone Massage Brings Relief
One such example is the use of hot stones during the massage treatment. Today, many physical therapists and massage therapists use hot towels or some kind of heat pack as the source of relief to provide heat to the muscles that helps to loosen muscles that may become tight and sore. It is also used to provide a comfortable feeling, which can enable muscles to become more relaxed and feel more soothing.
This is not a new technique. In fact, for thousands of years hot stone massage was the means by which many healers were able to create a therapeutic feeling for the person who was suffering from pain in their back, arm, neck, or other part of their body. This was highly effective, and used with other massage techniques was able to bring a significant amount of relief to the person who was suffering.
Reinventing the Wheel
After seeing the incredible benefits of this kind of therapy, many physical therapists and massage therapists are returning to the use of hot stones for a wide variety of reasons. The most important of these is that the stones have been proven to be much more effective at providing the kind of relief that is desired then by using something like a towel or a heat pack.
Not only it is found that the stones are able to maintain the heat for a longer period of time, but the transfer of heat from the stone to a person’s body is a much more uniform and complete kind of transfer, really helping in the healing process. They are also a lot easier to reheat and much less costly than one would spend using additional options. Add to it the fact that they are more durable and it is easy to see why this is becoming a winner with both therapists and their patients.
The truth is that medical personnel are rarely coming up with new ideas. What they are just doing is rediscovering great techniques that have worked for thousands of years, and this type of massage is just another example of that. Now, by using hot stones, therapists are able to provide a much better form of relief that is having a significant impact in the healing process of their patients. It truly is a time-tested idea which patients are glad that therapists are finally being intelligent enough to start using again.