The hot stone massage is a special massaging method, which uses smooth stones that have been warmed up into water. Sometimes we use stones without heat (in cases of inflammations) and sometimes we use a combination of hot and cool stones. The stones are usually basalt, a dark volcanic rock with very good retention for heat properties. They are used combined with massage oil or essential oils.
The hot stone massage is a very deep and relaxing massage technique, which can specifically help with the relaxation of muscular tension.
The benefits of hot stones are:
- Relaxation of muscle tension, sprain and pulled muscle pains.
- Better circulation.
- Pain relief from rheumatism and arthritis, fibromyalgia, premenstrual syndrome (period pains), backaches.
- Reduction of stress, tension and insomnia - help with emotional relaxation.