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Full Face Venus Viva Autumn Special  – $580 90 Minutes
Includes:

Rebuild your Collagen and reduce signs of Skin damage and Aging with TGA approved, Venus Viva(TM), an advanced, painless, technology to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines, deep wrinkles, rosacea, pigmentation, uneven skin texture and scars.

Treatment Includes:
^Skin Consultation
^Double deep cleanse
^RF Neck Tightening
^Full Face Skin Resurfacing.
^Omni Heal Lights (20min)
^Hot Stone foot/leg massage
^Hyaluronic Facial Mask

Venus Viva™ is a highly customizable skin resurfacing device that delivers exceptional results with low downtime. Powered by NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) with SmartScan™ technology, it is a fractional radio frequency system for enhanced efficacy in resolving mild to severe skin damage, including acne and surgical scars, wrinkles, fine lines, open pores, uneven skin texture, Rosacea and Hyper-pigmentation

Skin resurfacing treatments are safe for all skin types with low downtime.

Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing treatments works with tiny pins that safely deliver heat (via Nano Fractional Radio Frequency) through the skins surface. This creates tiny micro-dermal wounds, which the body naturally heals on its own. This process repairs signs of skin damage visible on the surface of the skin and improves the appearance of scars. Since the wounds are so small, the treatment is much more comfortable than traditional CO2 lasers, while still producing incredible visible results.

“Illuminate & Glow” – 60 Minutes $149
Includes:

Thorough Deep Cleanse
IKOU Essential Oil Hot Towels
Cosmeceutical Peel-Berry, Enzyme or Pumpkin
Relaxing Shoulder & Décolletage Massage
Omni Heal Light
Vitamin C Infusion

“Pigmentation Be Gone”  – 60 Minutes $199
Includes:

Skin Consultation
Thorough Deep Cleanse
IKOU Essential Oil Hot Towels
IPL Full Face Skin Rejuvenation
Omni Heal Lights
Hyaluronic Hydrating Mask

“Taunt & Tight”  – 60 Minutes $199

Thorough Deep Cleanse
Exfoliation
IKOU Essential Oil Hot Towels
Neck lift with RF Diamond Polar
Omni Heal light

“Pick me Up” – 45 Minutes $ 129
Includes:

Thorough Deep Cleanse
Exfoliation
IKOU Essential Oil Hot Towels
Alginate Hydrating Mask
Relaxing Shoulder & Décolletage Massage

“Beautiful Back” – 60 Minutes $149

Thorough Deep Cleanse
IKOU Essential Oil Hot Towels
Cosmeceutical Peel-Berry, Enzyme or Pumpkin
Steam & Extractions
Omni Blue Heal Light
Purifying Mask

“Massage- Relax & Recharge” – 45 Minutes $149

IKOU Essential Oil Hot Towels
Neck, back, shoulders & Arms Massage
IKOU essential oils and body soufflé
Including Hot Basalt Stones

“Happy Feet” – 45 Minutes $99
Includes:
Intense Exfoliation
IKOU Essential Oil Infused Hot Towels
Hot Stone Reflexology & Foot Massage

Venus Viva™ is a highly customizable skin resurfacing device that delivers exceptional results with low downtime. Powered by NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) with SmartScan™ technology, it is a fractional radio frequency system for enhanced efficacy in resolving mild to severe skin damage, including acne and surgical scars, wrinkles, fine lines, open pores, uneven skin texture, Rosacea and Hyper-pigmentation

Skin resurfacing treatments are safe for all skin types with low downtime.

Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing treatments works with tiny pins that safely deliver heat (via Nano Fractional Radio Frequency) through the skins surface. This creates tiny micro-dermal wounds, which the body naturally heals on its own. This process repairs signs of skin damage visible on the surface of the skin and improves the appearance of scars. Since the wounds are so small, the treatment is much more comfortable than traditional CO2 lasers, while still producing incredible visible results.

The ideal candidate is anyone who shows signs of skin damage, including deep wrinkles, scars, visible pores, stretch marks, and/or anything else that affects the skin’s texture. Most patients receive 3-4 treatments per area. The exact number depends on each individual and what they wish to achieve. Acne and surgical scarring, for example can take up to 6 treatments, one per month for 6 months. All treatments are done 4 weeks apart.

Rajeunir Cosmeceutical Hydrating Facials provide fast and enduring results, fully customised to suit your skin concerns.

We are devotees of Derma Energy products whose entire skin care line is based on the active, energy enhancing ingredient ATP thereby enhancing energy and hydration. Derma Energy is an Australian skincare brand that understands the demands of our harsh climate.

Rajeunir facials address all skin concerns including:

  • Ageing
  • Pigmentation, Redness, Rosacea and Hyper-pigmentation
  • Dehydration
  • Acne

Rajeunir currently offers a Berry, Enzyme or Pumpkin Peel, designed for all skin types. All peels are imbued with antioxidants which energize, hydrate and strengthen the skin. Both have active AHA (30% & 40%).

RAJEUNIR TLC Luxe Deluxe Facial

Active Deep Cleanse
Liquid Hydroxy Acid Exfoliant
Hot Essential Oil Infused Towels
Face, Neck & Shoulder Massage
Sebum Release Steam
Omni Heal Light
RF Collagen Induction
AH3 Hydrating Face Mask
Essential Oil Neck Massage
Peptide Serum & Revive Rich
90 Minutes
$290

‘Hydrate & Inflate’ Anti Aging Facial

AHA Active Deep Cleanse
Liquid Hydroxy Acid Exfoliant
Sebum Release Steam
Diamond Tip Hydro Microdermabrasion
LED Collagen Induction
Essential Oil Neck & Shoulder Massage
Active Enzyme Peel
Vitamin B3 Serum Infusion
Peptide Serum & Revive Rich
60 Minutes
$240

‘Clean & Clear’ Facial for Congested Skin

Deep Cleanse
Liquid Hydroxy Acid Exfoliant
Sebum Release Steam
Gentle Extractions
Duel Blue Light Therapy for Inflammation & Bacteria
Calming Mask
Neck & Shoulder Massage
60 Minutes
$240

‘On The Go’ Mini Facial

Time is Precious but so is your skin!
Rajeunir Mini-Spa Facials are designed to give your skin a relaxing hydrating boost for us time poor individuals.
You wont be at all short changed! Our experienced therapists can pull off impressive facial miracles during the time available.
Deep cleanse, steam, exfoliant,hot infused towels, neck massage & hydrating serums can all be compacted into 30 minutes!
30 Minutes
$99

Our State of The Art Venus Versa Intense Pulse Light (IPL) with Smart Scan Technology is a powerful, virtually pain free treatment. It reduces visible signs of premature aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, brown spots and broken capillaries.

It delivers precise light through several layers of skin, which generates heat when it is absorbed by the targeted tissue. It repairs and rejuvenates from the inside out.

This corrects imperfections in the skin without damaging the surrounding tissue. At the same time a real-time cooling system works to keep your skin protected from the heat for unparalleled safety and comfort.

Most Patients receive 4-6 treatments, with each session lasting approximately 30-50minutes which depends on the targeted area. Treatments are usually performed every 3-4 weeks.

The Venus IPL treatments are safe, quick and effective and restore your skin to a healthier and more youthful look. clients are able to return to their daily routine right after a treatment.

The Venus IPL works by emitting wavelengths of light to target a range of different skin concerns. Unwanted pigmentation or imperfections in your skin attract these various wavelengths. Broken capillaries when treated disappear immediately as the heat generated in the broken capillaries casues them to shrink.

During these processes the light emitted by the Venus IPL will also stimulate collagen synthesis in various layers of the skin, therefore plumping fine lines and wrinkles whilst having a slight tightening effect on the skin.

  • Hyper-pigmentation can be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris. People with darker skin tones are more prone to hyper-pigmentation, especially with excess sun exposure. Many forms  are caused by an excess production of melanin.
  • Venus Viva™ is a highly customizable skin resurfacing device that delivers exceptional results with low downtime.  It is a fractional radio frequency system for enhanced efficacy in resolving mild to severe skin damage, including acne and surgical scars, wrinkles, fine lines, open pores, uneven skin texture, Rosacea and Hyper-pigmentation.
  • One session per month for three months will see a significant reduction in most forms of Hyper-pigmentation followed by a series of targeted IPL

Optimise your Health & Wellbeing

Infrared/Red Light Therapy  is new and innovative light based method used to treat pain and inflammation. Unlike ultraviolet light, which can damage the skin, infrared light enhances cell regeneration , repair and healing. It is a highly effective, non invasive, natural treatment, based on science, which activates a number of biological processes in the body. Health benefits include:

  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Reduced Joint Stiffness
  • Cell Regeneration
  • Pain Relief
  • Relief from Insomnia
  • Increased Blood Circulation
  • Anxiety Relief
  • Reduced Muscle Pain
  • Increased Injury Healing
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Relaxes Whole Body
  • Improves Overall Wellbeing

Infrared Therapy is widely used in the fields of medicine and in Autoimmune Disease. It improves the action of the Mitochondria within the cells, by bringing oxygen and nutrients to injured tissues, triggering growth & repair.

Package of 6 sessions $360 ($60 each) available

Near Infrared Photo-bio-modulation is the term used for how near-infrared helps the body heal and relieve pain.

Infrared therapy has been used for decades to treat arthritis, sore knees, aching backs and sports injuries. Infrared light increases muscle performance, treats muscle and joints, and increases blood flow — making more oxygen available.

As we become more aware of the long term effects caused by the extensive use of pharmaceutical drugs and how it is a poor solution for chronic pain, people have been turning to Near Infrared Photo-bio-modulation as a solution for managing their pain without the use of NSAIDs or opioids — with life changing results.

The body is a system, not a set of individual parts. Injuring your leg puts additional strain on your back. Near Infrared Photo-bio-modulation is a whole-body treatment, treating the entire system — in just 30 minutes.

Our EMS ProMax Body Sculpting 4 handle  (Hi Intensity Focussed ElectroMagnetic Wave) technology can continuously expand and contract your own muscles which is equivalent to extreme training, several 30 minute sessions on our EMS  Body Sculptor 4 handle can strengthen and reshape the internal structure of  your muscles in 4 areas concurrently. The EMS ProMax  Body Sculpting sessions will increase your muscle density resulting in firmer, stronger muscles, less fat and laxity and improved body shape.

Hi EMT Body Sculpting technology will help shed unwanted fat by making your desired (Tummy, Butt, Glutes, Calves & Triceps) muscles contract which leads to a significant amount of fat breakdown, fatty acids are decomposed out of triglycerides causing lipolysis and then they are excreted by the body’s normal metabolism within a few weeks. Drinking water before and after each session is recommended to aid in flushing out the liquified fat.

If you are struggling with Acne breakouts you are not alone. Acne is among the most common skin condition in the world, in fact up to 50% of adults aged between 20-40 suffer from low grade acne and oily skin.

No matter how common Acne is it is still a struggle to live with. The good news is that you don’t have to anymore.

The Venus IPL Active Acne Buster is a technological break through. No other IPL system on the market can address and treat active acne. The AC Dual applicator uses IPL to simultaneously address both the cause and visible symptoms of acne related skin conditions. The duel light IPL active acne treatments work to heal existing acne-related inflammation, while also destroying acne-causing bacteria to minimize future breakouts. The result is noticeably smoother, healthier looking skin.

Features:

  • Dual light treatment – blue light targets porphyrins produced by acne-causing bacteria, leading to destruction of the bacteria, while red light controls inflammation and promotes faster healing
  • SmartPulse™ technology ensures precise and consistent energy delivery
  • Real-time cooling system for optimal patient safety and comfort
  • No downtime and treatments only last up to 30 minutes

Is the treatment painful?

Duel Light IPL for Acne is virtually pain free but sometimes more sensitive areas like the upper lip might feel a little discomfort. Most clients find the treatment very tolerable.

How will I feel after the treatment?

The treated area will feel a little warm like mild sunburn.

Before and After the treatment?

You should avoid tanning for two weeks prior and two weeks after and wear sunscreen (at least SPF 30). Also avoid hot baths or massages for 2 days after the treatment.You can go back to gentle cleansing using gentle non irritating products immediately following the treatment.

We recommend using Derma Energy ‘Dissolve and Solve’ which is an energy-enhancing treatment toner used to help unclog pores it benefits all grades of acne /pimples and contains active Salicylic Acid and ATP.

 

If you are looking for a non-surgical way to refresh, revitalise and look younger then an Aptos thread lift could be your answer. Thread lifting is now one of the fastest growing anti-ageing treatments for facial lifting and body contouring without surgery and with minimal downtime.

An Aptos thread lift is designed to provide lift, tighten saggy skin, smooth wrinkles, stimulate collagen production and improve skin tone and colour to give you a more natural long lasting appearance. Results are evident immediately and continue to improve over many months. Benefits of a thread lift can continue for several years after treatment. Thread lifting is now a popular procedure to achieve that younger look while improving skin quality.

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours.

Dermal fillers are considered to be safe but side effects can occur. The most common problems include: skin rash, itching, or pimple-like eruptions. redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling.

Wrinkle Reduction

Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They’re also used to treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder and lazy eye. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.

Most dermatologists and ophthalmologists offer Botox treatments. One of the advantages of Botox is that the injections are safe and effective for most people without the need for surgery or recovery time. … However, you will likely need more injections (needle sticks) than you would with dermal fillers

Correct sagging skin and tighten and tone your face and neck with Venus Viva RF Diamond Polar

Venus Viva Diamond Polar radio frequency treatment  tightens and contours the skin. It is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure that creates enough thermal effect to induce collagen remodeling.

1 x 6 week Venus Viva program is recommended

Diamond Polar Neck Lift includes a double cleanse, Omni Heal lights & Dermaenergy peptide serum, Vitamin C or B or Hyaluronic. The best !

$240

60 minutes

HIFU –  NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT?

Our non-surgical facelift treatment uses Ulfit HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) technology to tighten and lift areas of the face without needles. 

Results can be seen immediately post-treatment and improves as collagen production increases in the 6-12 weeks post-treatment, resulting in a tighter, more contoured look that can last over 12 months.

Areas that can be treated: Forehead, Eyebrows, Forehead, Cheeks, Jowl’s, Double Chin, Neck, Décolletage, Abdomen, Hands, Knees, Inner Thighs.

Turn back the clock with Ulfit HIFU. Target areas of the face, neck and décolletage for maximum collagen rejuvenation, SMAS lift and contour without needles or downtime.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Ulfit HIFU is a precisely controlled, micro-focused ultrasound energy that revitalizes the three important levels of the infrastructure of the skin, with no pain or downtime. It uses deep dermal micro-heating and contraction for multi-layered lifting, tightening and contouring, whilst promoting maximum collagen rejuvenation.

What are the benefits of a Non Surgical Facelift (HIFU)?

  • The Ulfit is non-invasive, non-surgical and has absolutely no downtime.
  • Produces excellent results for face lifting, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and contouring of the face
  • Can be used all over the face or to target specific areas such as neck, chin and/or eyes
  • Its the perfect non-surgical tummy-tuck.
  • Results continue to improve over 3-6 months and can last up to one year

Is HIFU painful?

Ulfit is specifically engineered with a system to minimize any discomfort during treatment. This enables maximum ultrasound emission power levels to be delivered comfortably, ensuring the best results from the treatment.

How long does the treatment take?

Ulfit is equipped with rapid shot movement, making it highly precise and efficient in its treatment. Treatment times vary, depending on the area of treatment. Treatment for the entire face  can be delivered in approximately 45-60 minutes. Treatment to individual areas of the face or body can be delivered in as little as 15 minutes.

How does Ulfit (HIFU) work?

Micro-focused ultrasound energy is delivered precisely into multiple skin depths without damaging the surface of the skin. It is first delivered to the dermal layer to stimulate collagen production and renewal and then even deeper to the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer to create lift. The result, over time, is natural skin lifting, tightening and contouring.

Which areas can be treated with HIFU?

All areas on the body and face. The most popular areas are face, neck, chin, periorbital (under the eyes), crows feet, cheeks, forehead and décolletage. On the body, it is highly effective for stomach, hands, thighs and knees.

Are there any side effects?

While side effects are very uncommon, there is a small chance they could occur. These possible side effects are generally mild and temporary and can include a slight redness to the skin, which will decrease within 30 minutes. Some people may experience a slight tenderness, tingling, numbness or swelling following their Ulfit treatment from a few days up to one or two weeks. This typically is a good sign that things are happening deep within the skin.

Rajeunir Mosman utilizes the power of high frequency to cauterise unwanted skin tissue.  This High frequency treatment is most useful for removing raised moles or other solid lesions such as skin tags, thick keratoses, cherry angioma’s, warts and milia.  This technology has been used safely and successfully for many years.

A focused high frequency is emitted through fine wire technology, allowing the unwanted cells to be gently cauterised.

Following the procedure, the treated area forms a scab which peels off after a week or so, leaving a pink patch.  The pink patch, similarly to any other scab, takes around a month or two to regain normal skin color.

The big advantage of using high frequency technology is the precision of the process.  The treatment works to target only the desired area, leaving the surrounded healthy skin untouched.

The treatment is virtually painless and the skin is left free from scarring.

There is usually no regrowth of moles.  On the rare occasion there is regrowth, a simple follow up procedure can fix this, however, it is rarely required.

Following the high frequency mole removal treatment of pigmented moles, there is a small chance there will be a pigmented color in the treatment area.  If this is the case, we can apply further laser treatment to ensure an aesthetically pleasing look.

Before any treatment, it is vital to obtain an assessment by an experienced clinician.  This will rule out the need to treat surgically any suspicious or cancerous moles.  High Frequency treatment would not be used to remove any mole or lesion which is at all suspicious.

Bend 

Bend stretch therapy is an adaptive tangible way to bring flexibility into a clinical setting. This is a new way to increase your range of motion and improve the way your body moves. This is a personalised treatment that will target tight or injured areas to get your body functioning as efficiently as possible. 

Stretch therapy has a wide range of benefits, these include: improving blood flow, decreased pain (in particular low back pain), faster injury recovery, increased athletic performance, decreased stress, increased mobility and range of motion, decreased tension …

Therapist

Kate is a fully qualified stretch therapist. She is currently also completing a degree in Chiropractic sciences. Kate’s complimentary studies allow her to have an extensive knowledge of anatomy and pathophysiology of clinical conditions. She has a passion for health and fitness, and an interest in understanding the multiple elements that align to create optimal overall health. She has treated a wide range of clients from Olympic athletes wanting to perform at their peak to elderly clients just wanting to improve their mobility in day to day activities. Kate’s studies in health along with her passion for helping others makes her a great fit for our clinic. To book an appointment with Kate call or text: 0402157440.

Venus Viva™ is a highly customizable skin resurfacing device that delivers exceptional results with low downtime. Powered by NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) with SmartScan™ technology, it is a fractional radio frequency system for enhanced efficacy in resolving mild to severe skin damage, including wrinkles, fine lines, open pores, uneven skin texture, Rosacea and Hyper-pigmentation & Scars.

Skin resurfacing treatments are safe for all skin types with low downtime.

Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing treatments works with tiny pins that safely deliver heat (via Nano Fractional Radio Frequency) through the skins surface. This creates tiny micro-dermal wounds, which the body naturally heals on its own. This process repairs signs of skin damage visible on the surface of the skin and improves the appearance of scars. Since the wounds are so small, the treatment is much more comfortable than traditional CO2 lasers, while still producing incredible visible results.

The ideal candidate is anyone who shows signs of skin damage, including deep wrinkles, scars, visible pores, stretch marks, Rosacea, Hyperpigmentation and/or anything else that affects the skin’s texture. Most patients receive 3-4 treatments per area. The exact number depends on each individual and what they wish to achieve. Acne and surgical scarring, for example can take up to 6 treatments, one per month for 6 months. All treatments are done 4 weeks apart.

Repair and Rejuvenated with Omni heal Light Photo Modulation LED. Light therapy is a natural, non-invasive and relaxing procedure to help reduce the appearance of visible signs of skin aging – It boosts collagen production, minimizers fine lines and wrinkles and visibly improves your skins appearance.

LED Light Therapy is proven to stimulate cellular mechanisms responsible for tissue repair.

NASA use this technology to help astronauts with wound healing and maintaining healthy skin in space.

In an independent study over 80% of subjects reported a softening of fine lines after treatment and 75% reported improvement in skin softness and smoothness.

Omni Heal Light is safe and relaxing and delivers beautiful skin rejuvenating results. The Omni Heal light uses a narrow band of light emitting diodes (LEDs) to target skin cells and maximize treatment results in a wide range of dermatological conditions. It is both TGA approved and clinically proven, it compliments the skins own natural moisture renewal process to plump it up. Its is also used wound and scar healing , it is ideal for post surgery recovery.

Omni  (red light) acts to rejuvenate and repair damaged skin, improve uneven skin tone and reduce the appearance of fines line and wrinkles. Omni Heal Light delivers a precise wavelength of visible red light that penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate fibroblast activity to naturally boost the production of collagen (the protein responsible for plump, healthy skin).

Study groups have shown that near Infra-red light (830nm) combined with 633nm (red LED light) accelerates the wound healing response and therefore offers an effective treatment for the healing of compromised tissue.

Advantages Include:

  • Stimulates the bodies own cellular mechanisms by photo-modulation
  • Not a laser or an IPL so no heat, no side effects or downtime
  • Non-invasive, non-ablative safe therapy
  • No damage to sub-dermal tissue
  • Relaxing and calming experience
  • Compatible with existing skin rejuvenation techniques such as IPLs, laser resurfacing and cosmetic surgery
  • Allows treatment of large areas such as the face and chest

Omni Blue Heal Light for Acne

Acne sufferers showed an 89% reduction in inflamed lesions 12 weeks from the end of treatment.

Acne is NOT caused by bad diet or greasy foods. In fact, acne develops when the sebaceous glands in a person’s skin produces excess oil (sebum). This oil combines with cells that line the gland walls and clogs the skin’s pores. Normal skin bacteria colonise these pores and the body’s response causes the inflammation or reddening of the skin that we associate with acne.

One of the bacteria responsible for the inflammation is Propionibacterium acnes or P.acnes. These bacteria produce natural chemicals called poryphyrins, which are sensitive to light at different wavelengths. If stimulated, these chemicals will neutralise the bacteria and with no bacteria present inflammation will subside.

Omni Blue LED Light Therapy stimulates these chemicals and so eradicates the bacteria that cause the redness or inflammation of acne. This is combined with the Omni Red LED Light Therapy which has anti inflammatory properties, this helps to minimise the redness of acne lesions and promotes healthier skin.

 

 

 

Rajeunir’s hot stone massage is used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body.

During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. According to the University of New Hampshire Health Services, hot massage stones are heated to between 130 and 145 degrees.

The stones may be placed:

  • along your spine
  • on your stomach
  • on your chest
  • on your face
  • on your palms
  • on your feet and toes

Massage therapists may hold heated stones as they massage your body using Swedish massage techniques such as:

  • long strokes
  • circular movements
  • vibration
  • tapping
  • kneading

Sometimes, cold stones are also used during a hot stone massage. Cold stones may be used after hot stones to calm any engorged blood vessels and to soothe the skin.

Benefits of hot stone massage

All massages generally fall under the alternative medicine umbrella. They’re becoming a popular complementary therapy for many conditions. Here are some advantages of getting a hot stone massage:

1. Helps relieve muscle tension and pain

Heat has long been used to ease muscle tension and pain. It helps increase blood flow to the affected area. It may also reduce muscle spasms and increase flexibility and range of motion. Cold therapy helps relieve inflammation. Depending on your symptoms, alternating hot and cold stones during your massage may be helpful.

2. Reduces stress and anxiety

It’s the position of the American Massage Therapy Association that “massage therapy can be effective for stress relief.” Research supports their opinion. A 2001 study showed that a ten-minute massage improved cardiovascular responses such as stroke volume. A 1997 studyfound that 15-minute, onsite chair massages in the workplace significantly reduced stress compared to a 15-minute break without massage.

A 2015 studyTrusted Source found that people who underwent abdominal colorectal surgery had less pain, tension, and anxiety after receiving post-operative massage.

3. Promotes sleep

A 2006 literature review found massage may be an alternative to sleeping pills in adults with insomnia. The research showed that back massage helped promote relaxation and sleep. A 2001 study showed that infants with sleep problems who were given a 15-minute massage by their parents went to sleep faster. They were also more alert, active, and positive upon awakening. Massage is thought to help you enjoy more restorative sleep, although it’s not completely understood why.

4. May help relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases

Hot stone massage may relieve painful conditions such as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread, chronic pain. According to a 2002 study, people with fibromyalgia who received a 30-minute massage slept longer, had fewer trigger points, and had decreased levels of substance P (a substance involved in transmitting pain signals) than people with the condition who received relaxation therapy. More research is needed, however, before massage becomes a standard fibromyalgia treatment.

A 2013 studyTrusted Source found that people with rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from a moderate-pressure massage, such as hot stone massage. Participants in the study experienced less pain, greater grip strength, and a greater range of motion after one month of massage therapy.

5. May help decrease cancer symptoms

A large, three-year study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management examined how massage affected pain, fatigue, stress and anxiety, nausea, and depression in 1,290 people with cancer. The study showed massage, especially Swedish massage, improved cancer symptoms, even in those with substantial symptoms. Researchers believe the comforting use of human touch played a role.

6. May boost immunity

Massage may give your immune system a boost. According to a 2010 studyTrusted Source, a single session of Swedish massage therapy had a positive and acute impact on immunity. Blood samples taken before and after the massage showed a decrease in arginine-vasopressin, a hormone that helps regulate blood pressure and water retention.

Who may benefit from a hot stone massage?

Anyone who is experiencing muscle tension and pain, insomnia, or stress may benefit from a hot stone massage. If you have a chronic condition that causes pain, talk to your doctor to see if a hot stone massage is a good option for you.

Risks and warnings

When performed by a trained therapist, a hot stone massage is generally safe. There are some circumstances where it should be avoided. Consult your doctor before getting a massage if you have:

  • a bleeding disorder or take blood thinners
  • burns on your skin
  • open wounds
  • a history of blood clots
  • had surgery in the last 6 weeks
  • a fracture or severe osteoporosis
  • a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • diabetes

A prenatal massage may help relieve stress and ease uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms. Still, most massage therapists won’t use hot stones on pregnant women. If you’re pregnant, you should only get a massage with your doctor’s approval, and under the hands of a trained prenatal massage therapist.

To prevent burns, there should always be a barrier, such as a towel or sheet, between hot massage stones and your skin. Check with your therapist to see how they heat the stones. A professional massage stone heater should be used. Never use stones that have been heated with a:

  • microwave
  • slow cooker
  • hot plate
  • oven
The bottom line

Studies show that a hot stone massage may be a helpful way to reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and ease pain and muscle tension. It may be helpful for a variety of conditions and circumstances.

More study is needed to find out exactly why massage therapy has such a powerful impact. It may have a lot to do with human touch. For many people, touch offers a sense of connection and security.

To make sure you have a positive hot stone massage experience, only use a massage therapist trained to work with hot stones. You may feel sore during your massage or the day after. This may be due to deep tissue manipulation and pressure. You shouldn’t feel pain. If you are uncomfortable or experience pain during your massage, let your massage therapist know right away.