A hot stone massage is one of the most relaxing, comforting, and luxurious, body treatments offered at Spavia Winter Park. We place smooth, basalt stones that retain heat along the back to deeply penetrate tense muscles, release toxins, restore balance in the body and to leave you in a relaxed state.
Before using the stones, the therapist will gently massage the body for a few minutes using oil to warm up the tissues and loosen muscles. The stone are then removed from the pot and cooled to a tolerable temperature for skin contact. The therapist will make sure the temperature of the rocks is comfortable for the client.
The therapist will begin by placing one of the larger stones, wrapped in a towel, near the end of the spine. They will use a stone in each hand to gently glide them up and down the back to spread the tissue and release muscle tension. Longer, pointed stones are used in order to get deeper into muscles, such as the scapula or the base of the back.
- Relieves muscle tension and pain: Heat helps increase blood flow to the affected areas and reduces muscle spasms. Hot stone massages also help to increase flexibility and range of motion.
- Reduces anxiety and stress: The physical reduction of pressure can help to reduce stress. You will leave feeling clear-headed and rejuvenated.
- Releases toxins from the body: A hot stone massage is especially beneficial because heat makes your blood vessels expand, allowing more oxygen to get to your muscles and allowing more toxins to move out of your blood stream.
- Allows you to get more out of your massage: Since the stones release tension in the muscles, your therapist will be able to deeply penetrate and knead your muscles, providing a longer lasting effect on your body.
Experience a deep state of relaxation with our hot stone massage. Schedule your treatment at Spavia Winter Park.