Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a type of therapeutic massage that involves the use of heated stones, typically smooth basalt stones, which are placed on specific points of the body to help relieve tension and relax muscles. The stones are heated to a comfortable temperature and may be placed on various areas of the body, including the back, legs, hands, and feet.
During the massage, the therapist may also use the stones as a massage tool, applying gentle pressure and gliding them along the muscles to further loosen tightness and improve circulation. The heat from the stones can also help to increase blood flow and promote healing.
Hot stone massage is often used as a complementary therapy to other forms of massage and bodywork, and may be particularly helpful for people with tense muscles, chronic pain, and stress-related conditions.