What is Hot Stone Massage?
Hot stone massage is a natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned on parts of your body of to increase the therapeutic massage benefit.
The stones used are typically river rocks or other very smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt. These stones are heated insanitizing water before use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage.
Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels. The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing your massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. If your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.
This type of massage therapy is not recommended for women who are pregnant or for people with high blood pressure. Check with your doctor and massage therapist before getting a hot stone treatment.
To add your Hot Stone treatment to your massage give us call at 507-451-2741.