It was so nice to see so many people at the International Women’s Day Show on March 6! Thank you for stopping by the booth and letting me know that you’re reading my articles. I had one Thermal Palm at the booth so I could show people what it was. People coming into my office for the first time often ask me about the Thermal Palms certificate on my wall. I love getting an opportunity to share the benefits of Thermal Palms massages.
Thermal Palms massage was developed by a Registered Massage Therapist who wanted an alternative to Hot Stone massage when travelling to client’s homes. Thermal Palms are lighter in weight, able to hold heat for long periods of time, and are pliable, making them more comfortable around bones like the shoulder blades and spine. Unlike Hot Stones, Thermal Palms are relatively quick to set up. They can be assembled within 20 minutes and can be prepared ahead of time before you show up for your massage. They are heated in the microwave and don’t require an hour to heat up (making my job easier).
A lot of people request Thermal Palms massages simply because they love the heat, but I suggest them when I find muscles that won’t relax after much manipulation. From my own experience using Thermal Palms, the muscles seem to release faster and clients have reported longer lasting pain relief than with a regular massage. I even had one client report that after attending a hockey game in the same day as receiving a Thermal Palms massage, he remained warm while in the arena!
Although Thermal Palms are quite hot, your massage therapist will have been trained how to properly use them so you don’t experience burns on your skin. In fact, we place them on our own forearms to test them before each one touches the client’s skin. If it is too hot for us, it will be too hot for you! We glide them along the skin quickly so they aren’t sitting in one place for any length of time. We can follow each pass of the Palms with a thumb or hand and manipulate the tissue immediately after the heat has penetrated into the area of concern.
Aside from the therapeutic benefits of Thermal Palms, if you are a person who just loves heat, this is a way to escape the chilly weather for a while and heat your body up while relaxing.
Have I got you curious about this wonderful alternative to a heating pad? Call me today and book your Thermal Palms session. You’ll be glad you did!
Kathleen Morris, RMT 305 Baldwin Ave., Suite 5, Cornwall, On K6H 4J6 Email: [email protected] (613) 662-5549