iStock_000002830915_SmallHot Stone Massage

The Hot Stones Massage experience has been described in many ways as a deep relaxation therapy, offering deep therapeutic comfort and healing. Warm stones are used to give a deeply relaxing and effective massage to aid de-stressing, easing out built-up tension, aches and pains.

The hot stones are used to connect the flow or paths of energy together in order to rebalance the physical body, emotional mind and spirit as one. Stone massage uses deep penetrating heat from smooth basalt rocks, placing the stones at specific points on the body, using natural and aromatherapy oils. The therapist uses traditional strokes of Swedish massage while holding the heated stones. The therapist will then place the heated stones at specific points along your body to improve the flow of energy in your body.

If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used. The heat from the stones increases the relaxation response and increases healing through improved blood flow and circulation.