hot stone body massage

stone massages date back to 1000 bc. it was believed that the use of hot stones cleansed the body, relaxed the heart, grounded the soul and soothed the mind. this therapy originates in ancient india and china. some native healers used heated stones to ease the discomforts experienced during menstruation.

hot stone massage combines the benefits of hydrotherapy and 'thermalism' or 'thermotherapy' which isthe use of heat applications, with massage strokes, using stones to create a deep, relaxing and healing treatment.

as the skin warms from the use of the heated stones it can absorb therapeutic oils and allows the therapist to work into the deeper muscle layers.

it is generally accepted that one stroke of a heated basalt stone is equivalent to 5 strokes of the therapists hand.

the benefits of a hot stone massage include but are not limited to:

increased local circulation
improved blood flow to surrounding tissues
greater ability to transport toxins and waste products from the area.
increase in heart rate & metabolism
decrease in blood pressure, stress, fatigue, and tension
sedative effects
boost to the immune system
decrease in pain perception (analgesia), muscle spasm & stiffness

  • back massage
  • therapeutic foot massage
  • face massage