Hot Stone Massage
All massages generally fall under the alternative medicine umbrella. They’re becoming a popular complementary therapy for many conditions.
- Helps relieve muscle tension and pain
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Promotes sleep
A 2006 literature review found massage may be an alternative to sleeping pills in adults with insomnia.
- May help relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases
Hot stone massage may relieve painful conditions such as fibromyalgia.
- May help decrease cancer symptoms
- May boost immunity
Massage may give your immune system a boost.
Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT on November 16, 2016 — Written by Annette McDermott