Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone massage therapy combines the benefits of heat with traditional massage techniques (Swedish Massage). Heated stones are used as tools to deliver a massage at a pressure that is most comfortable to the client, whether through light, gentle strokes, or deep-tissue treatment.
Stones are used in two ways during this massage therapy treatment: first, the body is heated by placing the stones in specific areas on and under it; the therapist then simultaneously massages the client with oiled, heated stones, using firm strokes along the back, arms and legs.
The heat relaxes the muscle tissue, increasing blood flow to the area being treated. This accelerates the healing process, and is also deeply relaxing. In addition to its therapeutic uses, this massage therapy technique is ideal for neck and shoulder tension and dealing with stress.