Lava stone is more than a beautiful material to use in jewelry. Lava stone comes from the Earth's, and contains lots of minerals which gives many properties to be used in industries and massage therapies.
Lava stones are extracted from natural volcanic rocks. Many deposit of lava stones are located at the bottom of each volcan.
There are lot of volcanoes all around the world. Only a few are still active. There are some in France (Auvergne, Reunion island), Italy (Sicilia, Vesuvio), Spain (Tenerife), United States (Hawaii), Bali, India, Africa, Iceland where many volcanic areas are abundant and many more places.
In many cultures, the volcanic eruptions has always aroused interests and traditional believes. They are often associated to Divine anger. It is a powerful and mystical phenomenon. The stone will be charged of the earth's energy that the Earth has decided to reject.
Lava stone is an extrusive igneous rock, (latin word ignis means fire) or magmatic rock: produced by fire, the rock is formed through the cooling and solidification of molten lava (from magma).
In order for rock to melt, it has to reach temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius beneath a volcano. When a volcano erupts, red hot molten rock spills out of the volcano and flows away as lava until it becomes cool, solid, porous and black.
Lava stone has varying degrees of vesicles, technical word to describes the visible holes. These vesicles form when gases that were dissolved in the molten magma come out of the solution during eruption, creating bubbles in the molten rock, some of which get frozen in place as the rock cools and becomes solid, creating the unique veining and natural stone marking.
What are the lava stone properties for us? Lava stone gives happiness and helps to be spontaneous.
Lava stone and Root chakra: our connection with our body
Lava stone is known for being a grounding stone, one that can balance the emotions and bring about calmness, strength and stability. It’s believed to help keeping tempers in check and also help its wearer to work through problems in a logical way. Lava stone, as a root chakra stone, absorbs negative energies such as stress and anxiety.
At the same time, there is a raw energy about Lava stones, Lava stone is a "Fire stone" which has a deep effect on our unconscious,since it is born out of the fiery heat underneath the earth’s surface. This energy is said to represent rebirth or renewal. it helps to separate yourself from your past and difficulties. It is a perfect stone to have for a fresh new start and to better tackle the future.
Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Hot stone massage therapy promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement at key strategic points on the body.
Lava stone has also strong magnetic energies which enables to galvanize our organism. It helps to reduce nervous tensions which are often directly related to stress.
Lava stone: how to use it to get the maximum benefits?
Keep the lava stone with you close to your skin. As jewel, you can wear a tight bracelet, to get the maximum benefits from the stone. You can find a collection of lava stone bracelets made to measure, for men and women.
The essential oil: thanks to its sponginess, the lava stones has the ability to absorb easily and diffuse any essence. Nowadays, lots of people uses their lava stone bracelets with essential oil such as lavender to help them to relax and help them with their sleeping problems.
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Many reasons may explain our interest and fascination about stones. It might be the aesthetics, color, texture, or scientific properties. Most of the time, believes and traditions are related to our most ancient ancestors.