HOT STONE MASSAGE
In many ways a stone massage session is similar to any other type of massage. The stones are heated (usually to about 130°F or 34°C) prior to the client’s arrival. Massage oil is spread on the client’s back and legs. The stones are then worked over the body. The client turns over and the process is repeated on the arms, hands, and fingers. The final parts to be massaged are the neck, head, and face.
The use of materials of different temperatures on the body to bring about healing is an ancient technique. Stones have been used in many cultures, such as in the Native American sweat lodge, to adjust the temperature of the healing environment.
Stimulates the circulatory system and promotes self-healing.
Softens and relaxes the muscles.
Helps to release toxins from the muscles.
Induces a state of deep relaxation that washes away stress .
Helps relieve pain and muscle spasms.
Creates a feeling of peacefulness and spiritual wellbeing.