What is Hot Stone Massage?
Warm stones have been used for therapeutic purposes for thousands of years. Though there are no written records dating back, it is widely thought and believed that warm stones were used to massage the body during ancient times. The direct heat of the stones used during the session are placed on key points of the body increasing circulation and metabolism, relaxing muscles so much that it allows our therapists to access deeper muscle layers. Hot Stones expands blood vessels, which aids blood flow throughout the body initially melting away tension and stress. Overall, this is an extremely relaxing and detoxifying therapy. Using hot stones that have been washed smooth for thousands of years in concert with heat to relieve stress and tension.
These stones are made up of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat making it the perfect stone for this type of therapy. These stones are usually placed into an electric slow-cooker filled with water to which the water is heated up to approximated 122-127 degrees Fahrenheit. Our therapists may hold heated stones as they massage your body using Swedish massage techniques such as long strokes, kneading or circular movements. Certain styles of stone massages also incorporate chilled stones into the routine. These stones are usually marble and are placed into a bowl of iced water before use. Cold stones may be used after hot stones to calm any engorged blood vessels and to soothe the skin. The therapist will decide which stones work best on certain body parts; the stones used on the back would be different than those placed on your palms. Therefore, this massage is tailored to your body type and preferences.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
- Decreases muscle spasms
- Increases flexibility in joints
- Provides pain relief resulting from: Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Carpel Tunnel, and other chronic conditions
- Reduces chronic mental stress and tension
- Relieves muscle tension and pain
- May boost immunity
- Promotes restorative sleep
- Helps promote body detoxification
$85.00 for 60 minutes*
*Prices listed reflect our discounted out of pocket rates.