Hot Stone Massage Therapy

Embrace the warmth, relaxation, and profound healing benefits of hot stone massage therapy at Body Ache Escape.

What is Hot Stone Massage Therapy?

Hot stone massage therapy, as the name beautifully suggests, incorporates the therapeutic use of smooth, water-heated basalt stones. Our skilled massage therapists artfully wield these stones, seamlessly blending traditional massage techniques with the gentle, soothing warmth emanating from the stones. This unique combination enhances relaxation and healing, inviting a deeper connection between body and mind. The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively.

How Hot Stone Massage Works

Because the heated stones allow the massage therapist to use deeper pressure, you may find that hot stone therapy leaves you feeling physically better than a traditional Swedish massage or deep tissue massage that does not incorporate heat. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra deep relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing all tension and stress and easing sore muscles.
hot stones on specific points

Benefits of Heat in Massage

Typically, the therapist allows the stones to rest on trigger points in your body before beginning. As the heat from the stones penetrates your deeper body tissues, your blood vessels open, resulting in increased blood flow. Poor circulation can lead to fatigue, which tenses the muscles, and a buildup of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles. Increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, which can help ease muscle aches and pains and reduce stress [Read more in depth on the benefits]

Comparing Hot Stone Massage to Other Techniques

Like other massage techniques, this type of massage therapy offers many benefits designed to rejuvenate both body and mind. It effortlessly eases muscle tension, relieves stress, facilitates the release of toxins, boosts the immune system and alleviates muscle pain. Enhancing circulation throughout the body fosters overall well-being and addresses various health concerns such as arthritis, anxiety, stress, back pain relief, depression, insomnia, and circulatory issues.

Ideal for warming up in cooler weather, a hot stone massage can also usher in a sense of mental tranquility, preparing you for a deep meditative state. Whether you’re navigating the pressures of work, education, family life, or simply the demands of daily living, this treatment offers a perfect escape, providing relief and relaxation when you need it most.

hot stone massage experience

Embrace the Healing Benefits at Body Ache Escape Spa

Embrace the warmth, relaxation, and profound healing benefits of hot stone massage therapy at Body Ache Escape Spa. Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, looking to ease stress and anxiety, or simply yearning for a moment of serene escape from the daily grind, our expert therapists are here to provide you with an unparalleled experience. Don’t let muscle tension, poor circulation, or stress hold you back any longer. Discover the transformative power of hot stone massage and let it be your pathway to a healthier, more relaxed state of being.

Book your professional massage appointment online today and start a journey to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. It’s not just a treatment; it’s a stepping stone to a more vibrant, serene, and balanced life. Your journey to wellness begins now. {Book online now}

Frequently Asked Questions

Hot stone massage is a type of therapeutic massage therapy that uses traditional Swedish massage techniques with other forms of massage while using hot stones. Hot stones are placed on specific parts of the body while the licensed massage therapist also uses the warm stones to perform the massage. A typical massage would not involve the use of rocks.

Hot stone massage offers various benefits that enhance physical and mental well-being. It deeply relaxes muscles, making it easier for you to receive a more effective, deeper massage. The heat from the stones improves circulation, leading to better oxygenation of the muscles and reduction of pain and tight muscles.

This form of massage therapy can help in stress relief, promote relaxation, and can aid in alleviating symptoms of conditions like arthritis and stiff joints, anxiety, and insomnia. Combining soothing heat therapy with traditional massage techniques, hot stone massage provides a uniquely therapeutic spa experience designed to rejuvenate the body, calm the mind and give you a restorative sleep.

Basalt stones, volcanic rocks that are very smooth and hold heat well, are used to perform the massage.

Our massage stone heater is also known as a turkey roaster. We fill the roaster with water, turn the temperature of the water up and let the stones heat. If the stones are too hot, tell your massage therapist immediately. Stones that are too hot can damage the skin.

While getting a hot stone massage offers numerous benefits, it may not suit everyone. It’s advisable to avoid this type of massage if you have medical conditions such as skin wounds, infections, severe eczema, or are prone to blood clots. Pregnant women or those with certain medical conditions like high blood pressure or heart disease should consult with a healthcare professional before considering a hot stone massage. Ensuring your safety and well-being is paramount, so when in doubt, always seek advice from a medical expert to determine if it is appropriate for you.

Yes, we do sell gift cards at our day spa. Whether it’s your first visit or you’re a regular, a gift card is a perfect way to enjoy our relaxing and therapeutic services, including the best hot stone massage, full body massage, traditional Swedish massage, and various facials and enhancements. Book your massage or facial to refresh and rejuvenate your health and well-being. You can contact us today to learn more. Enjoy peace of mind and a memorable massage experience with our wide range of services, from aromatherapy and body scrubs to prenatal massages.

​We offer a variety of massage treatments, a facial spa, hair removal services, infrared sauna sessions, a zero-gravity massage chair, and acupuncture.

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