Increase Circulation, Metabolism And Deeper Muscle Relaxation
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles release.
What Happens During a Hot Stone Massage? Before you arrive, I sanitize the stones and heat them in 120 and 150 degree water. Traditional strokes of Swedish massage are used while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, I replace it with another. Heated stones at specific points are very effective, such as along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes. This can improve the flow of energy in your body. If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used instead of hot stones.
What You Need To Know About Hot Stone Massage:
The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes. Your muscles will release more quickly with the heat of the stones. If the stones are too hot you should speak up and let the therapist know.