Just imagining a soft, warm towel on your body makes you feel more at ease? Then close your eyes and think of a massage with hot towels! A luxury! A magical experience capable of stirring the senses! But also an aesthetic treatment and a relaxation therapy, which you should incorporate in your frequent care of body and mind.

 

 

What is hot towel massage?

Hot towel massage, a massage technique that also goes by the name of Kiberon, uses moist, heated towels as an aid to rhythmic movements and pressure.

 

The goal is to calm the nervous system, dilate the vascular system, improve tissue oxygenation and blood flow... and thus promote muscle relaxation, relieve tension, and impart a sense of deep well-being!

 

 

What is the difference between massage with hot towels and conventional relaxation massage?

The difference lies in the use of heated towels to manipulate the patient's energy meridian points and unblock the flow of vital energy, as described in the practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

 

In fact, as you may have experienced, the application of heat to physical injuries almost instantly decreases pain, improves joints and muscle spasms, and provides deep relaxation.

 

All because the heat produced by the heated towels has a vasodilating effect that stimulates blood circulation and also helps to eliminate flaccidity, cellulite, and localized fat.

 

 

Do hot towel massages really eliminate localized fat?

Yes, they do. The heating of the area to be treated activates the strategic points aimed at slimming, that is, the heated towels help dissolve localized fat and eliminate toxins from the body, through feces and urine.

The therapy also activates involuntary organs such as the bladder, so that the patient urinates more frequently, preventing swelling and fluid accumulation in the body.

 

Even the Kiberon method can be combined with the manipulation of shiatsu points to eliminate toxins, dead cells, and excess fat: while the heated towels dissolve the fat nodules, the hands act efficiently through the massage, which, in addition to relaxing, works almost like a lymphatic drainage.

 

For this reason, massages with hot towels are even indicated for people who intend to follow a natural diet to model the body, eliminate cellulite and localized fat.

 

 

How is the massage with hot towels done?

First, the towels are heated (in hot water or proper heaters) until they are at a pleasant temperature. Then, they are applied when the heating of the area has already helped the muscles to relax and has already increased the potential of the massage.

 

And then, accompanied by specific maneuvers: for example, circular and large movements, firm and smooth movements, and even shiatsu movements! 

 

Thus, the technique of massage with hot towels or Kiberon method, balances the body as a whole, provides intense muscle relaxation, helps to reduce measures, reduce wrinkles and combat circulation problems, stress, anxiety, depression and even menstrual cramps. 

 

And with the timely replacement of the cooled towels for warm towels at the ideal temperature, all these benefits are guaranteed and patients remain comfortable!

 

 

What kind of towels are used in the Kiberon method?

Common bathroom or spa towels, as long as they are soft and absorbent. Ideally, new or fresh towels should be used that hold water well, but also dry easily. 

 

 

Are there other types of massages that benefit from heat?

Of course! There are many.

 

Hot stone massage, or hot stone massage, for example, uses volcanic basalt stones to massage the muscles and provide deep relaxation and total harmony between body and mind.

 

The hot stones on the stomach and abdomen, also leave the patient with a feeling of satiety, eventually reducing appetite and relieving gastritis-related problems. 

 

Besides massages with hot towels and hot stones, there is an American technique, the candle massage, which joins massotherapy and aromatherapy to reduce stress, heal some aches and pains, and deeply moisturize the skin, through hot wax spread over the patient's body.

 

 

What are the main benefits of massage with hot towels?

Since ancient times the benefits of massage with hot towels are recognized and advised in different types of treatments, since this technique...
 

  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Encourages oxygenation of cells and tissues.
  • Eliminates dead cells.
  • Helps the body eliminate liquids and swelling.
  • Helps the intestines to work properly.
  • It promotes deep muscle relaxation.
  • Reduces back and joint pain.
  • Decreases muscle stiffness.
  • Accelerates healing processes after injuries.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Improves muscle tone.
  • Reduces flaccidity, cellulite and localized fat.
  • Revitalizes and moisturizes the skin.
  • Unclogs pores.
  • Detoxifies the skin.
  • Reduces expression wrinkles.
  • Improves self-esteem.
  • Confers a great sense of well-being.

 

 

What are the contraindications of massage with hot towels?

Generally, it is very beneficial for physical and mental health, but there are still contraindications to massage with hot towels: pregnant women, people with recent fractures and burns, with open wounds, fever, bleeding, inflammation, thrombosis, severe osteoporosis, phlebitis and cancer problems, among others.

 

It is therefore essential to look for a massage center with qualified masseurs and therapists, able to identify and indicate the best massage for your case.

 

Genuine Tantric Porto offers massages with hot towels, among other types of relaxation massages that quickly restore your well-being!

 

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