Find a healing touch with massage.
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
Calms the psyche
Health Conditions Treated With Hot Stone Massage
Muscular aches and pains
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.
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