Raleigh massage at Wake Forest offers great massage additional treatment to your massage sessions, like Hot Stone Massage, Hot Himalayan Salt Massage , Sugar Foot Treatment, Sugar Hands Treatment. Most of Our clients at Wake forest love these massage additional treatments.
HOT STONE MASSAGE and HOT HIMALAYAN SALT MASSAGE add $20 to your session
SUGAR FOOT TREATMENT and SUGAR HAND TREATMENT add $10 to your session
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage (one of our massage additional in Wake Forest) is a type of therapeutic massage that uses heated stones as an integral part of the treatment. This massage technique combines traditional massage strokes with the application of warm stones to provide deep relaxation and promote healing. Here’s an overview:
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage:
- Deep Relaxation: The warmth of the stones penetrates deep into the muscles, promoting relaxation and stress relief.
- Increased Blood Flow: The heat from the stones helps to expand blood vessels, leading to improved circulation.
- Pain Relief: Hot stone massage can help alleviate muscle pain, tension, and spasms.
- Mental Wellness: Many people find the process to be mentally calming and rejuvenating.
- Improved Flexibility: The heat can help to loosen tightened muscles, making them more receptive to manual manipulation.
- Preparation: Basalt stones, because of their high iron content, are commonly used as they retain heat well. The stones are sanitized and then heated in water to a temperature typically between 130°F to 145°F (55°C to 63°C).
- Application: Once the stones have reached the desired temperature, the therapist will place them on specific points on the body, usually along the spine, in the palms of the hands, on the legs, or between the toes. The exact placement can vary based on the client’s needs and the therapist’s technique.
- Massage: While some stones are setting on the body, the therapist may also hold stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body, integrating traditional massage techniques.
- Completion: After the hot stones have been applied and the massage has been conducted, the therapist will remove the stones and may continue with a more traditional massage or conclude the session.
Precautions and Contraindications:
- Temperature Sensitivity: It’s important for the therapist to always check with the client about the stone’s temperature to ensure it’s comfortable.
- Medical Conditions: Individuals with conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, varicose veins, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, decreased pain sensitivity, recent wounds, areas of weakened or inflamed skin, tumors, metal implants, or are on medication that thins the blood should consult their doctors before getting a hot stone massage.
- Pregnancy: Pregnant women should consult with their healthcare providers before considering a hot stone massage.
- Sensation Check: During the massage, clients should speak up if any stone feels too hot or if the pressure is too intense.
- Hydration: It’s crucial to drink plenty of water after the massage to help flush out the toxins that have been released from the muscles.
When done properly, a hot stone massage can provide a deeply soothing and therapeutic experience. Always ensure you’re working with a trained and certified therapist who has experience in hot stone therapy.
Hot Himalayan Salt Massage
Himalayan Salt Massage is a holistic therapeutic treatment that integrates the healing properties of Himalayan salt with the benefits of massage. we provide Himalayan salt massage as a great massage additional to our practice in Wake forest and Raleigh. This unique combination can provide enhanced relaxation, improved skin conditions, detoxification, and more. Here’s what you need to know about it:
1. What is Himalayan Salt?
Himalayan salt is a type of rock salt mined from the Punjab region of Pakistan near the Himalayas. It’s known for its pink color, which comes from trace minerals, including iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. This salt is believed to have a range of health benefits, from improving respiratory conditions to balancing the body’s pH.
2. Benefits of Himalayan Salt Massage:
- Detoxification: The negative ions in Himalayan salt can help draw toxins out of the body, assisting in the natural detoxification process.
- Exfoliation: The salt can exfoliate dead skin cells, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
- Relaxation: The combination of massage techniques with the warm salt stones can promote deep relaxation and reduce stress.
- Improved Circulation: The warmth of the salt stones can enhance blood flow, promoting better circulation.
- Mineral Infusion: The skin can absorb the trace minerals present in the salt, leading to improved skin health.
3. How It’s Done:
Typically, a therapist will use warm Himalayan salt stones as an extension of their hands, massaging the body. The warmth of the stones can penetrate deeply into the muscles, helping to reduce tension. Some treatments might also involve placing the warm salt stones on specific points of the body to balance energy.
4. Care After Treatment:
After a Himalayan salt massage, it’s essential to:
- Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to help flush out any toxins released during the massage.
- Avoid direct sunlight: Freshly exfoliated skin can be more sensitive to the sun.
- Moisturize: Apply a gentle moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated after the exfoliation process.
- Skin sensitivity: If you have open cuts, wounds, or sensitive skin, inform your therapist. Salt can be irritating to open or sensitive areas.
- Health conditions: Always consult with your healthcare provider if you have any medical conditions before undergoing any massage therapy.
- Allergies: Ensure you’re not allergic to any of the products or ingredients used during the massage.
Himalayan Salt Massage is a rejuvenating treatment that can offer relaxation, detoxification, and skin benefits. If you’re considering trying it, always choose a reputable spa or massage therapist trained in this specific technique to ensure a safe and beneficial experience
Sugar Hands/ Foot Treatment
A sugar foot and hand treatment is a type of exfoliating scrub that uses sugar as a primary ingredient. Sugar scrubs are popular because they are natural, relatively inexpensive to make, and effective in sloughing off dead skin cells, leaving the skin soft and rejuvenated. This is the best and most relaxing massage additional in our Spa in Raleigh and Wake Forest, NC.
- Hands: Start with clean hands. Take a small amount of the scrub and gently massage it onto your hands in circular motions. Focus on rough areas, such as the knuckles and around the nails.
- Feet: Soak your feet in warm water for about 10 minutes to soften the skin. After soaking, gently massage the scrub onto your feet, especially on the heels and any callused areas.
- Rinse Off: After you’ve exfoliated both your feet and hands, rinse them with warm water.
- Moisturize: After rinsing, apply a moisturizing lotion or oil to lock in hydration.
Be cautious when using the scrub in the shower or tub, as the oils can make surfaces slippery. Always test for allergic reactions when trying new ingredients on your skin, especially essential oils.