Hot Stone Massage
What are hot stones and how do they provide a benefit?
The hot stones are made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. River rocks are normally used because they are so smooth - they have been smoothed over time by the river's current.
The warmed stones are placed on the body while other areas are being massaged with the stones. Don’t worry, the stones are perfectly smooth!
The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, releasing stress and tension. The heat allows the muscles to release tension much quicker than a traditional massage.
The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system.
Why Do People Get Hot Stone Massage?
Many people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and more relaxing than a traditional massage.
It is said that a hot stone massage can be six times more benefitial than other massage treatments.
People also get hot stone massage for a variety of health conditions:
- Back pain and aches
- Poor circulation
- Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
- Stress, anxiety and tension