The heat from the stones penetrate to a deeper level and may reach up to 7-8cms into the superficial layer of muscle; bringing about physiological changes as well as influencing the body’s internal energy flow (Chi) therefore bringing a balance to both body and mind.
Benefits - improve circulation as the heat vasodilator the capillaries
Promotes the release of tension in the muscles
Further promotes relaxation as the heat stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which slows the hear rate, increases blood flow and lymphatic circulation, boosting the immune system
Stones are used to ground and calm the nervous system
Use of stones in reflexology penetrates deeper into the tissues, resulting in 5 x longer lasting effects upon the body
Hot stones have been shown to reduce cortisol levels (stress hormone)