Hot basalt stones are used to ease muscle tension and allow for a deeper massage without needing the deeper pressure. The stones are also used as tools to achieve different angles and pressure points in the muscles and soft tissues. Hot stones can help to increase circulation throughout the body, reduce stress and symptoms of anxiety, and relieve pain.
The therapist places warmed stones on certain areas of the body, such as acupressure points. The stones may be used as massage tools or be temporarily left in place. The localized heat and weight of the stones warm and relax muscles Along with other massage techniques, hot stones can be quite soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body.
Swedish massage therapy techniques are typically used during the massage, which may include long strokes and kneading and rolling.
The stones should never be uncomfortably hot, and it is important to let the therapist know if they are.
This type of hot stone therapeutic treatment is thought to have originated in China almost 2,000 years ago. Since then, the technique of using stones for healing has been used in many different cultures, including the Americas, Africa, Egypt, and India.
Hot Stone Massage appointments run for 105 minutes individual and package rates available upon request.