We, at Recharge Yourself Massage, choose to use Himalayan Salt stones during our Recharge (Hot Stone) massage sessions for many different reasons. The heat is wonderful and so are the other health benefits that come along with using Himalayan Salt.
Let me tell you a little about the stones and the benefits they offer you.
Our Himalayan Salt stones are hand carved. They vary in color from gray, pale pink, to darker pink. They are mined from salt mines from the company in which we bought them from. Their color tells us more about other minerals in which they contain. The grayer in color the stones are, the more iron they have. Whereas the pinker the stones are, the more of copper they have.
What does minerals such as iron and copper have to do with your overall health and wellbeing?
Iron is a mineral that is needed for growth and development. the body uses iron to make hemoglobin, which is a protein in red blood cells to carry oxygen from the lungs to the other parts of the body. Iron is also needed for the process of making hormones.
Copper is another mineral the body needs and uses, It is essential for bone strength, heart health and the immune system.
During a massage with Himalayan Salt stones, a small amount of those minerals gets deposited onto your skin and enters your body. So, while you are allowing the heat from the stones to penetrate into your muscle and melt away the built-up tension, the minerals are also helping your immune system and helping with the production of blood cells. A Recharge massage is a win-win if you ask me.
After your session, it is best not to take a shower that day to allow the minerals to remain on the body, thus giving you the best benefit from their use.