Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones by placing them or rubbing them on specific body parts. The stones are smooth and flat and are usually made of the volcanic rock type. These particular stones are chosen because they retain heat.
Some massage therapists hold the stones in their hands and use them to massage with. This allows the therapist to get deeper into the muscles without more pressure, helping their client relax yet further.
The heat from the stones leads to deep relaxation and warming up of the tight muscles, enabling the therapist to work more deeply and quickly.
If you haven’t tried a hot stone massage yet, it’s time to schedule one!