What is Hot Stone Massage?

Friday, 11 April, 2014

The Hot Stone massage technique promotes deep muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated Basalt stones at key points on the body. The heated stones are used in gliding movements over the body to melt away tension, ease muscle stiffness and increase circulation and metabolism.

The premise behind Hot Stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to deeper muscle layers, decreasing pain and spasms created by strained or contracted muscles. The use of heated stones also expands blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the entire body and have a sedative effect that can reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.

Combining Hot Stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience, increasing flexibility in joints therefore aiding in easier mobility and movement.

Our professional massage therapists incorporate a customized massage, with the use of the heated stones, to offer enhanced benefits of relief from pain associated with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions. Communication with your therapist is encouraged so the massage can be tailored to your specific areas of concern.

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What is Hot Stone Massage