Hot Stone Massage History

A CBD massage can give you all the benefits of a traditional massage. That said, there isn’t much research on topical CBD use. We do know that massage stimulates your circulation, so adding CBD oil may increase the potential for pain relief. And because CBD oil is absorbed into your body through your skin, it may reduce inflammation. This may help with sore muscles and joints.

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When signing up for an aromatherapy massage, consider the following tips to make the most of this or any type of massage session:

Choose an essential oil based on your needs. For example, you might choose a citrusy scent for boosting your mood, lavender for relaxation, or eucalyptus for pain management.
Decide whether you want the oil diffused or applied directly to your skin during your massage. If you have any known sensitivities to a particular oil, it’s best to steer clear and choose something else.
Don’t go to your massage on a full stomach — this could cause stomach upset during and after your session.
Do drink water before and immediately after your massage and consider having a snack.
Take a warm shower after your massage. This helps remove any oils left on your skin.

Your massage therapist is also your first source for questions about an aromatherapy massage experience. They should be able to recommend specific essential oils, and discuss what product and techniques they would use based on your needs.

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Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

​Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.

Aromatherapy massage is used for a variety of different reasons, including relaxation, pain management, and improved mood. These are also some of the basic benefits of massage therapy. Adding essential oils is thought to enhance such benefits.


Aromatherapy is often added to a traditional massage session as an extra service. The massage therapist might diffuse an essential oil in the room during your session or they might add a few drops of oil to massage lotion and apply it directly to your skin.

What Are the Benefits of CBD Massage?

CBD is one of the active chemicals found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Marijuana also comes from the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD has 0.3% or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana that creates a “high.” CBD by itself doesn’t cause intoxication, but it can make some people sleepy. Even though CBD doesn’t give you a high, it can still affect your brain and your body.

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The practice of using hot stones for therapeutic purposes has been around for centuries. It’s thought to have originated thousands of years ago from Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system that takes a natural and holistic approach to health. River stones were heated for healing and massage.

Hot stones were popular throughout ancient Asia. About 4,000 years ago, the Japanese used hot stones to warm the abdomen and improve digestion, while about 2,000 years ago, Chinese medicine used hot stones to improve the function of internal organs.

In North America, indigenous Americans used hot stones in sweat lodges, to heal ailments, and to relieve cramps. Hawaiians have used hot stones to increase circulation.

Hot stones were introduced into modern methods of massage in 1993 by way of a technique called LaStone Therapy. From there, hot stone massages have grown in mainstream popularity.


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What is Cupping?

 The air inside the cup creates a vacuum. This causes your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for up to 5-10 minutes.
Massage therapists use silicone cups, which they can move from place to place on your skin for a massage-like effect. 

Cupping therapy is believed to remove harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote healing. The "cupping marks"  left behind usually linger for 5-10 days. However, some of lasted longer. 

A hot stone massage is a type of massage in which the massage therapist places smooth, hot stones on your back. These stones provide heat therapy to the muscles, which can help reduce tension and pain. The stones used in hot stone massage are typically basalt, volcanic rock that is usually high in iron, which allows them to absorb heat.

Some health benefits of cupping may include:

Encourage whole-body comfort and relaxation.
Increase your pain threshold.
Reduce inflammation.
Enhance blood circulation.
Remove toxins from your body.
Reduce cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
Help prevent cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis.
Increase red blood cells.
Stimulate your peripheral nervous system.

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Relieves muscle pain and tension. Hot stone massage can relieve pain and tension in your muscles due to the combination of massage therapy and heat. Heat is often recommended as a way to treat achy muscles. Applying heat to an area of the body helps increase blood flow to that spot, which improves healing. Using heat on muscle knots before massaging the area can make those knots easier to soothe.

Reduces inflammation. Inflammation happens when your body activates your immune system for tasks like attacking bacteria or healing damaged tissue. Sometimes, your body sends out these cells when it doesn’t need to, which can lead to chronic inflammation and autoimmune conditions. Both heat and massage can help manage inflammation.

Improves flexibility. Stiff joints and muscles limit your flexibility and make it hard to move. Heat and massage help loosen and relax these muscles, which can reduce pain and make it easier to move.

Improves circulation. Both heat and massage improve blood flow and increase circulation. This reduces pain and inflammation and promotes healing.

Reduces stress and anxiety. Both heat and massage help you relax, but massage takes it a step further. Pressure, like from a massage or a good hug, releases endorphins, which relax muscles, help you manage pain, and put you in a better mood.

Boosts your immune system. Stress can lower your body’s ability to fight disease. The stress relief that massage therapy and heat offer can lower stress, letting your body build up your immune system again.

Improves sleep. Whether it’s the stress relief, the pain relief, or the endorphins, studies have shown that hot stone massage can improve sleep quality.