Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones to add to the relaxing benefits of massage. The rocks are generally a smooth, black volcanic basalt that absorbs and retains heat well. The heat helps tight muscles release and the slower pace invites a deep connection within.
The therapist may use a variety of strokes while holding a heated stones. She may leave the stones in specific points along the spine or under tight shoulders, palms, hips, legs or toes to improve the flow of energy and fluids in the body.
What You Need To Know About Hot Stone Massage:
- The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes.
- The heat of the stones helps muscles release more quickly than in traditional massage.
- You should speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense.
- Stone massages generally are 90 minutes in length to allow for the extra time to use the stones well.