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* The cold stone massage slows metabolism and the consumption of oxygen, therefore reducing the rate of cell damage and decreasing fluid build-up or swelling. * Muscular injuries such as tendinitis, may benefit.

pressure can be decreased. * Fatigue; energy levels may be revitalized, increasing circulation easing hyper-tense muscles.

* To relieve anxiety smooth chilled marble stones are often used for this treatment and when placed on the body, the mind focus is on the body, rather than the mental stress issues of life.

A cold stone massage is a rejuvenating therapy, causing the blood vessels to alternate between dilation and constriction. Stimulating the autonomic nervous system, increasing metabolism and invigorating the body. Dispersing congestion, alleviate swelling and halter muscle spasms.

* Menstrual pain and bloating may be calmed

Hot and Cold stone alternating, strengths the

with a cold stone therapy. Cold stones placed in the abdominal area will help draw swelling away from the uterus and thus may help lessen menstrual discomfort. * Sinus problems may be soothed, the stones are placed on top of a cloth placed over the face to protect the skin. The cold temperature of the stones can work to alleviate nasal swelling and reduce sinus congestion. * To treat high blood pressure, stones are placed at strategic locations on the body, increasing the overall circulation of the body, high blood

immune system. Too much heat can be draining and depleting, producing laxity in tissues, which can increase inflammation. Dramatically moving fluids within the circulatory system, alternate constriction and dilation of the blood vessels. This can be extremely effective with sports or over-use injuries. Always check with a registered professional before commencing with treatment. Phil Cole www.sarlingtouch.co.uk

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