Stone massage has become extremely popular in spa. Displayed on the menu by many facilities , stone massage goes by many names including stone massage, lastone therapy, hot stone massage, andhot rock therapy as well as many regionalized terms such as hotter'n texas summer rock massage and terms personalized to particular spas such as satori wellness spa , heated stone experience. Regardless of the name these treatment all share certain common elements:
1. Stones: several types of stones are used for treatment the most common being basalt which is volcanic in origin. Typical practitioners utilize stones of several shapes and sizes appropriate to different parts of the body. These stones are heatedin hot water, usually in a roaster and then either placed on the body or used by the practitioner to apply massage techniques. Also other types of stones usually marble are cooled in a refrigerator or freezer and applied to the skin to complement the effects of the heat.
2. Massage: although it may consist primarily of energy work and not involve extensive swedish style massage techniques, stone massage is in the end massage. The official definition of massage in most state and local laws include the use of heat cold and therapeutic instruments in the treatment of soft tissues. Stones, in this sence can be constructed as therapeutic Instruments.
3. Heat and cold: One of the most important effect of stone massage derives from its use of constrast therapy. Alternating hot and cold stones are applied creating a stimulating effect on the circulation that pumps more blood to the tissues being treated
Hydrotherapy (High-dro-ther-uh-pee) is the application of water in anyof its three forms (solid, liquid, vapor) to the body for therapeutic purposes. When properly used with body massage, hydrotherapy is an additional aid to the healthy functioning of the body.
Water has certain properties that makes it a valuable therapeutic agent. It is readily available and relatively inexpensive to use. It has the ability to absorb and conduct heat. In its solid form as ice , it can be used as an effective cooling agent in its vapor form it can be used for sprays and immersion baths.
The temperature of water affects the body, therefore it is important to understand how water temperature relates to body temperature. The normal temperature of the human body is 98.6°F or 37°C. The boiling point of water is 212°F or 100°C. The freezing point of water is 32°F or 0°C. Obviously we must not use water of too high or of too low a temperature because it would be injurious to body tissues. Water temperature above that of the body are considered to be hot. Water that is slightly below normal boy temperature is medium to warm. Water that is about 70° to 80°F is considered to be cool; and at 55°F and lower its is considered cold.
Changes in the body as a result of hydrotherapy are classified as thermal mechanical, and chemical. Thermal effects of water are produced by the application of water at temperature above or below that of the body. This is done by way of baths, wraps and packs that raise or lower the temperature of the body. Mechanical effecs are produced by the pressure exerted on the surface of the body by sprays , whirlpool baths and friction. Chemical effects are produced by drinking water as an aid to digestion and elimin
B&R Rehabilitation massage is to help eliminate clients conditions with our rehabilitation procedure, this process takes sections of therapeutic.
We are also psychology based practice that draws on the skills of a wide range of clinicians for the purpose of helping those who use our services to achieve the best quality of life possible.
While we are based in Nigeria, we have a network of skilled staff (including psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and social workers) who can provide services in most of the main centres throughout Nigeria. Our aim is to offer the best assistance possible to those wanting help with issues that are causing them physical and psychological distress.
We can assist with rehabilitation for those who have suffered injuries (especially head injuries), amputations, back pain, Chronic Regional Pain, headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and muscle pain, as well as the psychological impact of pain on daily life.
We also provide a range of counselling, psychotherapy and specialised interventions for:
We use a wide range of approaches including cognitive behaviour therapy, hypnosis, mindfulness, and various psychotherapeutic approaches designed to help clients uncover and work through the unconscious beliefs that keep them stuck in ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that no longer serve them. We also use cutting edge technologies such as biofeedback and neurofeedback (where appropriate) that enable treatment to be more effective in a shorter time.
We are able to work with families, couples and individuals, the elderly and the young, and also have staff who are skilled in cross cultural work.
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B&R old people’s home [45—100 years].