In centuries-old writings we see how heat has long been used for relieving aches and pains in joints and helping with general muscle stiffness. Additionally, we know deep, penetrating heat not only relieves pain, but also enhances the recovery process. However, according to John Miller, Clinical Physiotherapist from the PhysioWorks Clinics in Australia, the application of heat to painful joints and muscles also “stimulates your sensory receptors to block the transmission of pain signals to the brain, resulting in an instant and effective pain relief.” Miller lists several ways heat can actually help you:
Nowhere is the power of heat more valuable than in the treatment of minor arthritis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Used in conjunction with ice packs to reduce swelling, heat enhances circulation to better deliver nutrients to joints and muscles. It’s good for getting the body limber and ready for exercise or activity – according to the Arthritis Foundation.
In particular, the Arthritis Foundation recommends a warm paraffin wax treatment system for sore hand or foot joints – coupled with essential mineral oils to soothe stiff and painful hand joints.
The power of heat is the reason behind Hand & Stone partnering with gLove Treat paraffin wax gloves and booties to develop the Heavenly Massage for Hands & Feet.
We’ve developed a Heavenly Hands or Feet Massage enhancement that you can add to any Massage or Facial, that combines warm paraffin wax with essential mineral oils and a proprietary Hand & Stone scent. Your Licensed Esthetician or Massage Therapist can then massage the oils deep into the hands or feet for instant and lasting pain relief.
And now for the holiday season, we’ve created a limited time service package that combines a 50-minute Hot Stone Massage with either a Heavenly Massage for Hands or Feet at one low price for the holiday. It’s our way of spreading a little warmth this holiday season. Call your local Hand & Stone for availability and special holiday pricing.
*Introductory Offers valid for first visits. Not valid for gift cards. Services include 50 minute hands-on service and time allotted for dressing and consultation. Prices and services are subject to change and may vary by location. Offers may not be combined. Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spas are independently owned and operated franchise locations.