Hot Stone Massage

 

A hot stone massage is a treatment that uses basalt stones- a form of volcanic rock that holds heat for a long time are pre-heated to approximately 60 degrees celsius in a water bath,  these are used as an extension of the therapists hands. The stones warm where they touch and the heat increases muscular relaxation and allows deeper penetration of specific areas that may be particularly tense. Each stroke with a heated stone is thought to be equivalent to at least five with the hands alone.