Hot Stone Massage

 

What happens during a hot stone massage?

A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body.

 

During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat.

The stones may be placed:

  • along your spine

  • on your stomach

  • on your chest

  • on your face

  • on your palms

  • on your feet and toes

Massage therapists may hold heated stones as they massage your body using Swedish massage techniques such as:

  • long strokes

  • circular movements

  • vibration

  • tapping

  • kneading

Sometimes, cold stones are also used during a hot stone massage. Cold stones may be used after hot stones to calm any engorged blood vessels and to soothe the skin.

What Are the Health Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage?

  • Relieve muscle spasm, pain, tension & improve the muscle relaxation.

  • Releases toxins & improves skin appearance.

  • Significantly reduce stress & anxiety.

  • Improves blood circulation and flow of energy.

  • Helps to promote better sleeps.

  • Helps to reduce & manage stress