Hot Massage Therapy

Hot massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism.  Each hot massage therapy session at Garden Springs Therapeutic Massage Center promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of heated towels at key points on the body.  The use of hot towels offers enhanced benefits.  In preparation for the treatment, the massage therapist heats the towels until they are within a precise temperature range, typically between 110 and 135 degrees. 

Talk with one of our professional therapists at Garden Springs Therapeutic Massage Center about whether hot massage is appropriate for you.  While the warmth is deeply relaxing, you want to make sure that hot massage is right for you, especially if you have a health condition or injury.

The premise behind the hot massage therapy is that the direct heat of the towels relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers.  Combining hot towel protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience.  The hot towels also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body.

After warming your body with some traditional Swedish massage techniques, your massage therapist will use the hot towels as an extension of their hands to massage your muscles.  The towels will warm your body and loosen your muscles to allow for a release of tension and stress without adding extra pressure.  The feeling is both highly relaxing and therapeutic. 

Hot massage therapy effectively melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism.While massage therapists often use anatomy to guide the placement of the hot towels, our therapists will also place towels on points thought to energetically balance the mind and body. In addition to the hot towels, massage therapists at Garden Springs Therapeutic Massage Center may use Swedish massage techniques such as:

  • Long strokes
  • Circular movements
  • Vibration
  • Tapping
  • Kneading

The hot towels may be placed:

  • Along your spine
  • On your stomach
  • On your chest
  • On your face
  • On your palms
  • On your feet and toes

Hot massage can be very beneficial for more than just loosening muscles.  Many clients will benefit through an elevated mood and strengthened circulation that comes from the heat of the stones creating greater blood flow.  Hot towel massage is great if you’ve just gotten over a head cold or you just need to escape the daily grind and want to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Benefits of hot massage therapy include:

  • Provides relief from pain associated with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions
  • Decreases pain and muscle spasms
  • Reduces chronic stress and tension
  • Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
  • Relieves pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles
  • Promotes sleep
  • May help relieve symptoms of autoimmune disease
  • May boost immunity
  • Decreases muscle spasms

Some tips on making the most out of hot massage therapy:

  • Don’t eat before your massage
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water before and after your massage
  • Let your therapist know if the stones are too warm or the pressure is too intense

Come see us at Garden Springs Therapeutic Massage Center and let us discuss hot massage therapy with you.