Hot Stone Massage
What is Hot Stone Massage Therapy?
Hot Stone Massage Therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body.
The premise behind Hot Stone Massage Therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to your deeper muscle layers. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Is Hot Stone Massage Therapy for you?
Hot Stone Massage Therapy is great for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage, as the heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure.
Hot Stone Massage is also great for people who want deep tissue work as the stones decrease the time it takes to warm the tissue and allow for increased depth in pressure more quickly.
People also get hot stone massage for a variety of health conditions:
Back pain and aches
Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
Stress, anxiety and tension