Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is a form of bodywork that uses specialized basalt stones to provide heat and pressure in conjunction with hand massage. Basalt is a strong, smooth volcanic rock that contains iron and magnesium, which allows it to absorb heat. It's ordinarily found on ocean floors and lava flows. The stones are all different sizes and weights, from large to small, with small stones used on the face and feet and larger rocks used as tools by the therapist to work muscles in different areas of the body.
Placing and kneading hot stones over muscles helps increase an area's circulation and blood flow to stimulate healing to painful or damaged muscles. The deep tissue massage and heat of the stones also aid in the ability to move toxins and waste through the body. Massage also promotes relaxation, eases stress and anxiety, as well as alleviates muscle aches and back pain. One study, published in the June 2003 issue of "Annals of Internal Medicine," reviewed evidence from past trials that showed massage was effective for chronic back pain.
Multiple practitioner's here at Unlocking The Body perform Hot Stone Massage. For more information about Hot Stone, read the FAQ’s below, or email the office to schedule with one of our Therapists.