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A Brief History of Hot Stone Massage

Brief History of Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage or geothermal therapy combines traditional therapeutic massage with the application of stones at different temperatures on the skin to facilitate the flow of vital energy and thus alleviate physical and emotional disorders. Here is a Brief History of Hot Stone Massage.

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First references in history of Hot Stone Massage

Although it has become fashionable in recent years, the origin of what is known as geothermal therapy or stone therapy is found in an ancient oriental massage technique inspired by the disciplines that, like reiki, believe that in our body there are seven energy centers called ‘chakras’, through which the energy of the universe (Rei) and the vital energy (Ki) of each person flows.

The first writings found where reference is made to some type of massage is the ancient Nei Ching, and in its chapter 12 we find a direct reference to the benefits of massage for complete paralysis.

While in India, 1600 years B.C., the famous book of Ayuerveda was already known, which highlights the importance of massage.

Its importance lay in the use of massage as a means of healing diseases and snake bites to eliminate fatigue and heal injuries.

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Hot Stone Massage and the 5 Elements

In Eastern and Middle Eastern cultures, mainly in the Chinese, Japanese and Hindu empires, the elements earth, water, fire, wood, and metal are the basis of natural balance. Each one influences the other positively or negatively the 5 elements. Also, in these cultures, it is discovered as the vital energy flows in the body of the human being.

The Chinese define it as lines of energy that flow through the body and pass through different organs. Each of them is identified with a natural element so that if we stimulate any point of a meridian, we will obtain the increase or decrease of energy in the organs of the body. This maintains a natural balance.

And the Hindu culture tells us that the chakras are spherical vortices (whirlpools) in the etheric body that act as energy transmitters. They influence our activity on the physical plane through the functioning of the endocrine glands (glands of internal secretion such as the thyroid). These glands affect our bodily functioning, mental balance, and emotional integrity. Depending on our use of them and our energies, they will be constructive or discordant.

5 Chinese Elements

Hot stone. Chinese five elements

The massage with hot stones, brings together all these elements in a single technique, seeking harmony and natural balance of the body with its environment, the 5 main elements are found in the following form:

The WOOD, ignites the FIRE that heats the METAL that contains the WATER that covers the STONES, the stones by their nature, are charged with energy in the form of heat, which is transmitted to the body through the meridians and chakras.

Under this principle the use of hot stones in massage not only incorporates all the elements of natural balance, but also the heat emanating from them is absorbed by the energy channels to achieve a healthy and harmonious balance of the body.

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Hot stone massage in Chicago can be a fascinating experience that brings us back to the ancient techniques of the past. If you want to try this wonderful technique and you live in the city of Chicago, come to AOL Massage, the best massage spa in Chicago Illinois.

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