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Stone Therapy

Hot Stone Massage is a style of massage in which basalt stones are heated in 110-degree water, and are placed at specific sites on the client's body to promote relaxation and to help open up the . Muscles are pretreated with the heated stones to allow the therapist to more easily perform deep tissue manipulations. Cool stones are sometimes used alternately with hot stones. Massage oils are usually incorporated into the massage treatment.


Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

*     Promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation

*     Alleviates stress

*     Releases toxins

*     Relieves pain

*     Improves circulation

*     Calms the psyche

Health Conditions Treated With Hot Stone Massage

*     Muscular aches and pains

*     Back Pain

*     MS

*     Arthritis

*     Fibromyalgia

*     Stress, Anxiety

*     Circulatory problems

*     Insomnia

*     Depression

Hot Stone Massage can be a dual purpose massage. Due to the heat of the stones, it is always a highly relaxing, stress reduction . The hardness of the stones allows the therapist to address specific problem areas with more detailed work or deeper pressure.

stones of various sizes, shapes and weights are used throughout. Some stones are the size of the tip of your thumb (these are used between the toes), while others can be very large - 2 or 3 pounds (1 to 1½ kg) in weight. These larger stones are normally used on the sacrum or low abdomen.

Denise McCauslin has been trained and certified in this modality of massage therapy by the Institute for Integrative Healthcare studies.


Send mail to Denise McCauslin at  spirit_dm@hotmail.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: 12/09/09