Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Health Benefits of Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Experience a hot stone therapeutic massage, where heat and pressure ease muscle tension and promote relaxation. Relax and restore the tired body and bring total relaxation to your mind and spirit.
Hot stone massage performed by a certified therapist can help relax the body's muscles and soft tissues, alleviate pain, improve circulation and help rid the body of toxins. This type of massage treatment can also reduce stress, promote calmness and increase relaxation.
Many hot stone massage enthusiasts even claim they experience a sense of enlightenment, inner peace and renewed spirituality after a hot stone massage session.
Massage oils are used to allow the therapist to work with the muscles more easily and the hot stones may be alternated with cold stones or room temperature stones to facilitate the massage treatment.
The stones used for a hot stone massage are usually basalt stones which are chalky grey in color but turn dark once oil is applied to them. The stones are heated and placed strategically along the spine and/or between the toes, and on acupressure points.
The stones may be used as massage tools or be temporarily left in place.
The therapist gently rubs the stone into muscles and tissues on both sides of the body; the firmness of the stone coupled with the heat enhances the therapeutic benefits of the massage.