A hot stone massage is a gentle relaxation massage combined with deep heat therapy from stones placed on or smoothed over the body. Highly polished basalt stones of varying sizes are heated to about 125 degrees in a hot water bath and incorporated into the massage.
As with a traditional massage, you will lay face-down and covered with a sheet, on a massage table. The therapist usually begins by massaging your back and shoulders with oil before placing warm, flat stones on your back, upturned hands and the soles of your feet. The therapist will then slide a pair of hot stones across your back, shoulders, arms and legs, then do the same thing on your front. The combination of heat, oil and polished stone will allow you to relax and de-stress.
· What Are the Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage?
A hot stone massage is generally considered more of a spa-style treatment than a therapeutic massage. A hot stone massage won’t get at deeply knotted muscles, but will promote relaxation and a heightened sense of well-being.
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