Hot Stone Massage

 

During the Hot Stone Massage the therapist gives the treatment with heated stones. These stones are about the size of the palm, flat and very smooth.  Some stones may be placed on parts of the body, but usually not on the spine, as it is often promoted in pictures. 

The benefit of the stone compared to a classic massage is that the heat of the stone will help relax the muscle quickly and therefore the therapist can also work on deep tissues quicker than during a normal massage.  There are many of all kinds of Hot Stone Massages – there is no right or wrong one.  People who prefer the hot stone are usually easily chilly and have cold feet.

The hot stones are heated to the desired temperate and then placed on the feet and if needed on certain acupuncture points to trigger self-healing. The stones are then worked just like in a regular massage. The stones are continuously alternated to maintain the heat in the hot stones.

People who benefit from a Hot Stone massage may suffer from these conditions

  • Back pain and aches
  • Poor circulation
  • Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
  • Stress, anxiety and tension
  • Insomnia
  • Depression