Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is a variation of classic massage therapy. Heated, smooth stones are used in two ways during the massage. The stones are placed at specific sites on the client's body to promote relaxation and help open the meridians. While these stones are delivering concentrated heat, the therapist is massaging the client with oiled, heated stones.
The heated stones accelerate the healing process by relaxing muscles and increasing the flow of blood to areas being treated. This relaxation of the muscles also aids in mental relaxation.
After the hot stones have relaxed the muscles, the therapist will continue the massage by using his or her hands directly on the client's skin. The stones’ heat and the pressure will be individualized to meet the client's needs.
JOANN DIXON, CMT