What is Hot Stone Massage?
Hot Stone Massage is a relaxing body treatment using special heated stones to ease deep into the muscle layer and erase tension held in the body while increasing circulation to the tissues.
The stones are usually made of basalt, which is volcanic rock. Basalt stones are the chosen method of stone therapy because they are often lightweight and excellent heat conductors. However, though these stones are hot, they will not burn your skin.
What happens during a Hot Stone Massage?
The therapist begins with ‘hot hands’ to gently introduce the heat.
Using the stones, gentle massage techniques such as long strokes, circular movements, vibration, tapping and kneading are enjoyed.
The stones may be placed all over your body, along your spine, stomach, chest, face, palms, feet and/or toes.
The penetrating heat and soothing strokes leave you feeling a deep sense of melted tension and relaxation.