Cold used alone in the body is a powerful decongestant, pushing blood, fluid and waste out of overworked, chronically tense or inflamed tissues.
In cooperation with heated stones, chilled stones create a dramatic movement of fluids within the body, generating a healing, cleansing and nourishing effect due to the alternate constriction and dilation of blood vessels.
The alternation between hot and cold stones can provide a therapeutic balance.
Some of the benefits from hot and cold stone therapy:
... disperse congestion
... interrupt muscle spasms
... stimulate the autonomic nervous system
... increased metabolism