What is Hot Stone Massage?
Hot Stone massage involves the use of smooth basalt heated stones. The massage therapist places the hot stones on specific points on the body and may also hold the stones while giving the massage; the techniques of a regular massage are applied. The localized heat and weight of the stones warm and relax muscles, allowing the therapist to apply deeper pressure to those areas without causing discomfort.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is often described as comforting and deeply relaxing. Some of the benefits include:
- Helps relieve stress
- Reduces discomfort & pain
- Increases circulation & nutrition to muscles
- Deep heat relaxes soft tissue
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Promotes relaxation
- Reduces congestion & tension in the muscle