Hot Stone Massage Therapy
While relatively new to western culture, Hot Stone Therapy has been used in many cultures for many years.
The stones are heated up and massaged over areas of the body. These stones are used because of their heat retaining properties. They are smooth volcanic (basalt) stones that radiate heat effectively. The heat from the stones helps to relax the muscles and reduces pain and discomfort, thus boosting the healing process and decreasing recovery time.
The use of Hot Stones during a remedial massage allows for a deeper treatment as the heat penetrates the body and relaxes the muscles.