HOT STONE MASSAGE
A specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
A technique used in ancient cultures including native American healing practice. Thermal therapy, hot and cold, affects circulation and provides a method to reach deep tissue for healing.
Conditions treated: Stress, relaxes connective tissue, muscular aches and pains, blood and lymphatic circulation, metabolism and elimination, regulate heart rate, arthritic conditions, back pain, insomnia and depression.
Since the hot stones are used to massage the body, you receive the same benefits as a Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and trigger point work. The added benefit is heat that penetrates the muscle and tendon providing deeper work with less pressure.
The smooth texture of the rock and the heat provides dramatic stress reducing results. Many recipients go into a deep meditative state early in the session. The stone placement along the chakras helps clear the body’s energetic system.