Hot stone is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage which uses smooth stones, moderately heated. The stones we use are basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. Ours come from Hawaii.
The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, and this allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure when required. The heat also improves circulation and calms the nervous system. In this sense the hot stones are not different from a heat pack, made of cotton and filled with grain... except that the skilled therapist actually uses the stones to work on your muscles.
It's a unique sensation. Many who try this technique don't want anything else. Worth a try!
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