Therapies - Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well.
It is a deeply soothing, the ultimate relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles to relax
The stones are heated in 120-150 degree water.
Traditional strokes of Swedish massage while holding a heated stone are used. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another.
The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, or on your chakra points, or in the palms of your hand, or on the sole of your feet, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.
This is an old therapy dating back 5000 years to India and most certainly also used in the Mayan culture.
The hot stones have a tendency to relax the muscles and “draw out” muscle pain and discomfort.
A hot stone massage is more expensive than a basic massage because it requires more preparation and usually runs longer.
- 90 minute session