Hot Stone Massage is a very relaxing massage therapy treatment using smooth hot stones of Volcanic rock called basalt stones. The stones are imported from Peru and have many healing qualities. The stones are heated between 110-140 degrees (the temperature is adjusted for everyone’s comfort) and placed on different parts of the body such as the face, hands, feet, legs, abdomen and back. The warm basalt stones help to relax the muscles and decrease any adhesion and muscle tension. Hot stone massage is a complimentary treatment to massage therapy and can be used solely as a relaxation treatment or more clinically where the stones are used to work into muscle knots and areas of tension. The heat of the stones aid to work more specifically and deeper into the muscles helping the tension to melt away. Cold stones can also be used to help tighten the skin and to help reduce inflammation.
- Hot stone massage has many benefits
reduces muscle tension and pain
- improves sleep
- improves stress and anxiety
- helps reduce inflammation (cold stones)
- may boost immunity