We Now Offer Hot Stone Massage Therapy!
We are happy to announce that Advanced Chiropractic is now offering Hot Stone Massage Therapy Treatments. This 75 minute treatment is great to relieve tension and muscle stiffness. Please contact us to book your appointment with Dayle on the following days:
Tuesday 11am – 6 pm, Wednesday 12pm – 7 pm, Friday 12pm – 6 pm
Focus on Health:
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
By: Dayle Tengnagel, RMT
Hot Stone Therapy involves the therapeutic use of stones that are either heated or cooled in water. Hot Stone Massage Therapy combines massage with the application or hot or cold stones by either placing them directly on the body, or the stones are massaged over the body’s soft tissue.
Hot stone therapies date back more than 5,000 years and can be found in many different cultures. Native Americans used hot stones in their sweat lodges which was a ritual regularly used for its purification purposes. In other cultures, healers collected the stones from riverbeds and warmed them in hot water or on hot coals and then massage the body to relieve muscle pain and discomfort.
For Hot Stone Massage Therapy, specific stones called Basalt Stones are used for treatment because of their smoothness and ability to retain heat. Black Basalt stones are most commonly used for Hot Stone Massage but there are other colours that range from green to red and brown. For Cold Stone Therapy white Basalt stones are the preferred stone to be used.
Hot Stone Massage has many of the same common benefits as regular massage therapy. Some of these benefits are:
- improved soft tissue discomfort
- increased lymphatic circulation
- increased circulation
- decreased joint pain
- decreased menstrual pain
- reduced overall stress
Cold stone therapy can also help with different ailments. Some of these include:
- local swelling, inflammation or redness
- acute injuries
- tension headaches
- sinus congestion
Recipe: Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch
Recipe from: allrecipes.com
- 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries (approx. 1 lb)
- 3 cups diced rhubarb
- 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ – ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, mix strawberries, rhubarb, 1 Tbsp flour, and sugar. Place the mixture in a 9×9 inch baking dish.
- Mix flour, brown sugar, butter, oats, and cinnamon until crumbly. You may want to use a pastry blender for this. Crumble on top of the rhubarb and strawberry mixture.
- Bake 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crisp and lightly browned.