Parafungo – Hot stones
The Parafungo therapy is used to slow down the degradation of elastin and collagen in the skin, it soothes muscle tension and reduction of edema (local swelling) around the joints. The Parafugo contains paraffin oil, seaweed extracts and volcanic ash minerals. The substance known as paraffin is highly regarded for flashing out the heat since it cools four times faster than water.
The hot stones (volcanic stones) are spread along the spine and deliver heat to the body. The stones are tools of muscle massage. The pressure applied by the stones feels very comfortable for the receiver. Of course, there are cases with light pressure from the stones in certain trigger points or sore spots.
The heat from the stones relaxes muscles, stimulates blood circulation in the area and promotes the healing process. The muscular relaxation involves an increase in mental and cognitive functioning through relaxation. Essentially, muscle relaxation is achieved through the deposition of hot stones, and that gives the therapist the opportunity to work on the deeper layers of the body by dissolving chronic tensions.