Glasgow Premier Physiotherapy now offer Hot Stone Massage and Cupping Treatments with our therapist Jess Swallow. The Benefits from each treatment can be seen below, book in for your treatment.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage involves the application of massage techniques with water-heated basalt stones of varying sizes and shapes on the body. The direct heat to the muscles allows a greater intensity of relaxation and manipulation of the tissues.
The benefits of hot stone massage include;
- Decrease pain levels
- Decrease stress and anxiety
- Increase joint and muscle mobility
- Increase flexibility of connective tissues
- Increase circulation
- Increase metabolism
- Increase lymph drainage
- Increase relaxation
- Removal of lactic acids and toxins
Cupping therapy is an ancient modality of medicine in which our physiotherapists are trained to put special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create a suction effect.
Our patients ask for cupping for many reasons, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. The suction of cupping and negative pressure provided can decrease muscle tension, help blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue and migraines.