What is Hot Stone Massage Therapy?
Hot stone massage therapy is a massage technique that uses warm smooth stones to warm up tight muscles. Traditionally Native Americans used this technique by warming hot stones by the fire to treat aching muscles. This theory has been carried on and has experienced a modern day revival, as the benefits using hot stones in conjunction with traditional massage techniques are now well known. The hot stones can either be used as an extension of the massage therapists hand or the warmed stones can be placed on the body as a warm and relaxing sensation while the therapist continues to massage other parts of the body.
What are the benefits of a Hot Stone Massage?
Warm stones being placed on the body assists in warming up tight muscles, which means the massage therapist can work more deeply and quickly, and you will in turn have a more intensive and invigorating massage.