Hot Stone Massage

As the name implies, hot stone massage involves the use of water treated stones for doing the massage. Your massage therapist will place the stones over
specific parts of the body. The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Because the hot stones allow the therapist to penetrate deeper, you may find that a  hot stone massage leaves you feeling physically better than a Swedish or deep tissue  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 relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.

Typically, the therapist allows the heated stones to rest on trigger points in your body before beginning. As the heat from the stones penetrates into your deeper body tissues, your blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation. 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 aches and pains.

As with the other massage therapies, hot stone massage is associated with many benefits. Some of the benefits are easy relaxation of the muscles, rids the body of stress, aids in the release of toxins and also reduces pain. By improving circulation throughout the body it promotes overall health.  Hot stone massage is used as a therapy to relieve certain health problems such as arthritis, anxiety, stress, back pain, depression, insomnia and problems related to blood circulation, and is of course a cool weather “warm me up” treat! Hot stone massage can also bring calmness to the mind, it helps you to go in to a state of deep meditation. It is perfect for relieving stress from work, school, children or anything!