Hot stone therapy has been a large part of healing and relaxing touch for thousands of years. Chinese, Native Americans, and Hawaiians have all used hot stone therapy in their healing methods, but it has only been within the last 20 years that hot stone therapy has become part of American healing practice.
There is a catalog of benefits that comes with adding hot stone therapy to your massage regimen. Beyond the added relaxation and stress relief, circulation and blood flow are greatly enhanced improving and reducing the effects of certain health issues such as arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
In a hot stone session, your therapist will set stones of varying size, shape, and weight along key areas of your body to relieve the aches and pains of stressed muscle structures while also using smooth, warm stones in their hands as massage tools to comfortably and easily release tension.
One the greatest benefits of hot stone massage is that the heat from the stones can ease the tension of the muscle much more quickly than a traditional massage, up to twice as fast in some cases. It is also a wonderful option for guests that need deeper work, but find deep tissue pressure too uncomfortable.