Hot stone massage
A hot stone massage is a massage where smooth, round, heated rocks are used to massage your body from head to toe. It’s very relaxing and good for you as blood circulation improves and stiff muscles and connective tissue become supple again. If you would like to do this at home, get yourself a hot stone massage kit.
Essentially these are masks with a warming effect that open up and unclog pores by enhancing subcutaneous blood circulation. They are perfect to remove excess sebum and smoothen normal to greasy skin. Our favorite one should be from NUXE.
For making a hot compress you simply need to drench a cotton cloth in warm to hot water, optionally enriched with essential oils. Next wring it out and place the damp cloth on your body. To hold the heat, cover your compress with towels or plastic wrap. Warm compresses dilate blood vessels and improve circulation, which is great for painful joints and muscles.
Actually it’s very easy to make your own salt scrub at home. Just fill a cup with coarse sea salt and add a bit of water until you get a thick, sticky scrub. Take a bit of the paste and rub it into your skin in circular motions. Rinse your body with hot water, rub yourself dry with a towel and jump into bed. You will notice your skin glowing from the extra boost you gave to your blood circulation.
Simply stated, Bikram Yoga is a form of hot yoga where 26 traditional postures are performed in a room heated up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). The heat makes your body more flexible, lowers the risk of injury and has detoxification benefits.
A massage with a warming muscle rub like tiger balm will soothe and relax those tense, sore muscles. Tiger balm can be bought at almost any drugstore but is easily made at home. Mix equal amounts of clove oil, menthol, cinnamon oil, peppermint oil and camphor and you’re done.