Visit our Georgetown studio and heal with hot stone massage therapy from our Registered Massage Therapist.
How Can Hot Stones Enhance the Massage Experience?
Hot stone massage has all of the benefits of massage, with the added therapeutic and relaxing component of heat. It is a natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned selectively over various parts of the body. A hot stone massage can bring soothing physical and emotional health benefits to you. It is an indulgent way to relax and rejuvenate, allowing you to take the time away from your daily stressors.
The stones used are typically river rocks or other very smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt. These stones are heated in sanitizing water before use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. The heated stones are then placed to rest over specific trigger point areas of the body.
The heat from the stones causes relaxation of your deeper body tissues, encouraging your blood vessels to dilate and improving blood circulation. The increase in circulation helps to deliver more oxygen to your muscles, which in turn helps ease aches and pains.
Always check with your doctor before getting a hot stone massage; individuals with certain conditions – including pregnant women and people with high blood pressure – may be advised to avoid this type of therapy.
Ensure that you communicate with your therapist throughout the treatment, and advise him or her on whether the pressure being used is comfortable for you. Remember, the additional heat from the hot stones enables a deeper tissue work to be done by your therapist.
Not the type of massage you’re looking for? We also offer:
- Classic / Swedish Massage
- Sports Massage
- Lymphatic Massage
- Massage for Children and Youth
- Prenatal / Pregnancy Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy