Hot Stone Massage
The Hot Stone Massage is a form of “thermotherapy” in which hot stones are positioned on specific areas of the client’s body and allow for greater deep tissue manipulation. The stones used for a hot stone massage are usually basalt stones which are chalky grey in color but turn dark once oil is applied to them. For the treatment, the stones are heated to 130 degrees F. and placed strategically along the spine and/or between the toes. The therapist gently rubs the stone into muscles and tissues on both sides of the body; the firmness of the stone couples with the heat enhances the therapeutic benefits of the massage. Hot stone massage performed by a certified therapist, such as we offer, can help relax the body’s muscles and soft tissues, alleviate pain, improve circulation and help rid the body of toxins.
This type of massage treatment can also reduce stress, promote calmness and increase relaxation. Many hot stone massage enthusiasts even claim they experience a sense of enlightenment, inner peace and renewed spirituality after a hot stone massage session. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. You will see that the hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation. Other benefits of Hot Stone Massage include relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions, decreased pain and muscle spasms, reduced chronic stress and tension, increased flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement, and relief of pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles. This massage is done with you dressed down to your comfort level. However, regardless of the level of dress, you are always professionally draped to maintain your privacy and dignity.
$85 – 60 minutes
$130 – 90 Minutes