Hot Stone Therapy

What is Hot Stone Therapy?

Hot Stone Therapy is a clinical massage treatment that incorporates the use of smooth basalt stones, (used for their ability to retain heat), of many shapes and sizes, that are heated. The therapist warms up the muscles with traditional Swedish massage then uses the stones by placing them in various locations on the patients’ body, as well as, applying oil and using the warmed stones to actually massage. Using hot stones allows the therapist to reach deeper layers of tissue. As the stones cool, the therapist replaces it with another warm stone. The heated stones may be placed in specific places on the body including, points along the spine, in the palms of the hand or even between the toes.

What are the benefits of Hot Stone Therapy?

Hot stone massage is beneficial on both physical and psychological levels and may include the following: 

  • Relaxation of muscles
  • Stress reduction
  • Release of toxins
  • Pain reduction
  • Improvement of circulation
  • Calmness of the mind
  • Reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Reduction of insomnia

Caution

  • It is important to let the massage therapist know if the heat from the stones is too intense or the pressure is too strong, so adjustments may be made.
  • Certain conditions are not safe to receive Hot Stone Therapy. Please call for more information.

Cost

The fee for a one hour Hot Stone Massage is $60.