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What is Hot Stone Massage?

hot-stoneHot Stone Massage is an ancient healing art originating over 2000 years ago in Ancient India and China. This unique form of massage incorporates smooth, heated stones into a massage session. Basalt stones are used, as the minerals in basalt absorb and retain heat the longest of any type of stone.

Hot Stone Massage is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles release. This ancient practice has recently been revived, and is growing in popularity in healing spas across the world today.

There are two ways to use heated stones in a massage. The first way is to use them as stationary placement stones to warm the tissues.

This brings the client’s attention to the warmed body part, and has a calming effect on their mind. Tension is melted away with the liquid heat sensation from the warmed stones.

The second way to use hot stones in massage is to actually massage the clients with them.

The heat of the stones warms and relaxes the muscles very quickly and easily. This allows practitioners to access deeper tissues in a shorter amount of time and with less effort than conventional massage.

Hot stones are unique in that they add a grounding and balancing element to your massage. Heated stones energize the practitioner, and relax the client at the same time.