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Stone therapy does make you beautiful!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

stone therapyIt is widely known that natural stones may beatify your look through wearing jewelry or bring luck if you wear amulets. But in the opinion of doctors they are also able to relief stress and muscle ache, they calm the nervous system and even smooth out wrinkles! Of the most efficient influence are the heated igneous stones that are placed on the body in the particular arrange and number. This technique is named stone therapy. Spa centers prestigious and famous in the world have already included stone therapy procedures in the services rendered for their clients.

Celebrities found stone therapy effective and immediately fall in love with its rites. Mel Gibson, Naomi Campbell and Madonna are among the faithful admirers while Madonna even wears crystals of Bohemian ruby to improve the health condition.

Elixir for fashionmongers

People all over the world are always attracted by the magic force of stones. Pragmatic people used stones for household purposes yet romantic people created jewelries and artworks. And this attitude countered to the opinion of ancient physicians. As far back as the reign of Egyptian Pharaohs medical people discovered the magic and medicative power of minerals; as for Roman doctors, they would use hot marine rubbles as a painkiller, yet the American Indians used basalt from Sonoran desert and polished by the wind stones from Red Mountain canyon, a modern State of Arizona, USA, for remedial treatment.

Stones have been used in many cultures, such as Hawaiian aborigines used to worship Pele, the Goddess of volcanoes who offered to the native people, under the legend, the clinker, the mountain stones of healing features. The islanders believed that every Volcano mineral contains the magic force of all four rudiments: rocks, spring water, solid soil and gusty wind.

The energies of the massage stones are known generators of energy among Asian natives who were enamored with them, yet furthermore doctors from India and China treated Emperors applying heated jadeite that hardly ever healed from all diseases which was considered as a powerful relaxation facility. This stone was practiced by healers of Maya, Aztecs and Celt nations either.

Moreover a number of aristocrats during reign of Napoleon used to invite   quacks (Moors and Asians) from exotic countries right to their palaces from exotic countries right to their palaces and they really enjoyed all those massages and other procedures with heated minerals though the majority of people of that epoch found stones just stones and no more.

Only our times with our «stone friends» welcomed and evaluated such stones and they devoted to this procedure called stone therapy the whole technique. Nowadays no woman of fashion can do without «contact with stones» at least for one hour a day. The only factor when a woman may have contraindications to stone therapy is the period of pregnancy.

How many stones?

Updated beauty salons offer a wide range of stone therapy procedures but the most effective is the Classic Stone Therapy developed by Mary Nelson-Hannigan from the American Massage Therapy Association.

The principal procedure of such therapy is using absolutely determined combinations of polished stones, namely 54 hot black stones (basalt from Peru, Indonesia, Argentina, Italy), 18 cold white stones (marble from the Norwegian fiords either pebbles from Northern Seas) and 1 stone of room temperature (jadeite from Mexico and Asia). Minerals can be of various form and weight (100 to 200 grams) depending on the part of your body they are assigned for. Tiny stones in the form of crescent or heart are selected for faces, ears and neck, and bigger oval stones are assigned for the body, hands and legs. Stones ease and tease your body into a blissful state of relaxation.

According to the procedure the Spa massager spreads the oil all over the body of the client and works over the stones onto the body and leaves the client in the room lying on the back in the dusky lighting with soft music.  In 5 to 10 minutes when stones give their hot and cold energy the client turns over and the process is repeated on the arms, hands, and fingers. The final parts to be massaged are the neck, head, and face. The whole procedure lasts 30 minutes and as the final procedure is the light manual massage with aroma oils.

Other advantages of minerals

As may believe the stone therapy is absolutely useless apart from its esthetic function but they are mistaken. These workful stones not only improve your feel but also they stabilize your vessels functioning, they   normalize your blood pressure, relief muscular aches, help in metabolism process and blood circulation, increase your immune system and , the most important, they smooth wrinkles and make your skin more elastic!

Such procedures with minerals are good for people in their post-operative period or rehabilitation after bulimia. Those who work a lot at the computer will find it useful and efficient to keep warm stones between fingers since it helps relieving stress after the prolonged «dialogue» with the keyboard. Spa saloons often render services to have a massage with pink marble and striped sardonyx for those who want to have a flexible neck and a massage with a warm selenite for the ones who would like to correct their face shape.

Stone Geography

In spite of the fact that the stone therapy procedure is simple to perform it is absolutely not recommended that it is performed at home - a professional always should be there next to you!

The United Arab Emirates is leading in the sphere of stone therapy: the new hotel «Khatt Springs Hotel&Spa 5*» in the emirates of Ras-el-Haim (in Hajjar mountains) offers luxurious stone procedures under the Chinese technique. That beauty salon uses elite volcano rocks of specific polish. After the stone massage you are offered to continue and rest in the swimming pool full of spring water or go and win the mountain tops riding the pure Arab horse.

And the best spa saloon offering stone therapy in Europe is the London «Berkeley Health Club and Spa». The visit card of the saloon is the stone massage exactly (spa masters were trained by the very Mary Nelson-Hennigan!), that lasts total 75 minutes, yet apart from it the list of services contains more procedures with such splendid names and no less wonderful effect as «Flowers and Sea», «Day of Silver Spirit», «light breath», «Damask Rose» and «The Best Girls' Friends»! Also the hotel «The Berkeley» offers an exclusive program «Girls' Night In» as a unique hen party including relaxation baths, energy masks and massage. Just after spa procedures you are welcome to go with her friends to the famous bar of the hotel «The Blue Bar» greatly appreciated by Madonna.

You should go and visit the spa-center of the hotel «Capri Palace Hotel & Spa 5*» at the picturesque island Capri where you may enjoy stone therapy procedures using home stones and afterwards you will be under the magic influence of aroma therapy procedures.

If you prefer farer islands then you should go to the beauty center at the hotel «Le Saint Goran» in Mauritius. Here you are face a huge amount of services to choose from 12 kinds of Ayurveda massage with minerals. And this entire miracle was developed the very «Givenchy» Laboratory Specialists.

You are welcome to any resorts and spa centers all over the world to have stone therapy and it is quite difficult to say which is good and which one is less.

This is more essential that these stones can make your life not heavier but only healthier, happier and more beautiful than ever!

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