When it comes to unique massage experiences, it’s hard to find something as interesting and special as a Himalayan salt stone massage. It takes the hot stone massage, which already is extraordinarily effective in its own way and kicks it up a notch further.
Now, we know what you’re thinking. This massage is about as hippy dippy as it gets. Like something you can only get if you do basketball yoga, wear a manbun, and brew coffee in a watermelon. But hear us out, it is actually very effective.
The first thing you might be wondering is “where are the Himalayas and why is their salt special?” The Himalayas are the mountain range between India and Chinese-occupied Tibet. It is home to Mount Everest, the Dalai Lama, and extremely rich salt deposits. These salt stones are among the most minerally rich in the world, containing 84 naturally occurring minerals.
Okay, so the salt is spicy, so what? These minerals actually have an effect on our bodies and can do a lot of good, especially when heated and used as an extension of the massage therapists hands in a massage.
These stones provide gentle exfoliation of the skin, so that you not only come out of the massage with more relaxed muscles and a better blood flow, but with healthier skin as well. Clients have also reported higher relaxation than with traditional massage.
These stones also have negative ions. Our bodies, especially when stressed, can gather positive ions which cause inflammation. The negative ions work to counteract that imbalance and put that inflammation in check.
Finally, the minerals also help draw out toxins in the body. Massage itself is a naturally detoxifying process. While the massage therapist is guiding the toxins away from the body, the minerals work as support to seep into the body and help remove those toxins.
The medical benefit of Himalayan salt stone is real, and scientifically proven. If you are skeptical, try scheduling a massage with us and try it out yourself. Our clients so far have expressed great satisfaction and we can assure you that you will love the experience as well.