Hot Stone Massage

a woman getting hot stone treatment

The hot stones that are commonly used are Basalt stones, which over time have become extremely polished and smooth. Stones may also be coated in oil and used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage uses a type of rock that is very rich in iron. Rocks that are rich in iron can retain the heat longer than other rocks. The most commonly used stones come from rivers since they are already smooth by the river’s current. When the stone is heated, the therapist will check the temperature of the stone before putting it on your body.  You can indicate whether the stone temperature is relaxing to you or too hot. The stone is habitually placed in some areas on the back, between the toes, and on the palm.  There are times when the therapist puts the stones in certain areas specified by the client or depending on personal conditions.

During the hot stone massage, the stone is heated until it can satisfy the warmth of the human body. Eventually, it will facilitate the relaxation of  muscles and the therapist will apply some pressure. This is only done if necessary or if explicitly requested by the client.

Hot stone massage is highly recommended to those people who always suffer from cold feet or feel nippy most of the time. By placing the hot stone to the parts that have problems, the heat coming from the stone will in due course relax muscles even if the therapist does not exert much pressure while doing the therapy.

Hot Stone Massage by the Beach

Hot stone massage is a popular service offered at a spa where the provider uses smooth, heated stones, as an extension of their own hands; or by placing the stones on the body while they massage other parts of the body.

 

Characteristics of Hot Stone Massage

Relaxation *****

Therapeutic *

Intensity: Minimum

Lubrication: Yes

Undressing: Yes

Tip: Likely

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