BayTree Wellness Center is a community of health-care practitioners who integrate Eastern and Western treatment modalities to empower individuals to live healthier and happier lives.
1650 S.Amphlett Dr., #224, San Mateo, CA 94402, (650) 344-8499
Massage at BayTree – Heaven Sent!
Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. In fact, Hippocrates, known as the “father of medicine,” referenced massage when he wrote, in the 4th century B.C.: “The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing.”
A stone massage uses stones, often heated, to massage the body. The hardness of the stones allows the therapist to address specific problem areas with more detailed work or deeper pressure. Basalt stones of various sizes, shapes and weights are used throughout and heated in water. The heat from the stones relaxes muscles, increase the blood flow to the area being worked on which further accelerates the healing process. This increase in circulation and the relaxation of the muscles also aids in mental relaxation. Mental relaxation is key when a Therapist is attempting to work into deeper muscles of the body.
“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everthing.” – Thich Nhat Hanh