Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage where the therapist incorporates the use of smooth, heated stones either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body in trigger point areas while the therapist massages other parts of the body. This is done in order to create a deep, gentle, relaxing form of massage. People who receive Hot Stone Massage report the feeling of deep relaxation. The warmth of the hot stones calms the nervous system and expands blood vessels encouraging circulation throughout the body. These stones which are comfortably warm to the touch, but not hot enough to burn are positioned on areas of the body where treatment is needed.
Hot stones may be placed on pressure points where the therapist may perceive a blockage or restriction of energy. These points are thought to be the energy centers of the body and the practice is done to rebalance the body and mind.
The massage therapist will use the hot stones in place of their hands to apply pressure to the body or to rub your muscles. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more quickly and apply deeper pressure, if desired. Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet. It's also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxing the muscles, allows for the therapist to access more of the muscle without the need of having to apply as much pressure. Our Hot Stone Massage has a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.