Hot & Cold Stone Massage
Stone massage uses heated or chilled, basalt lava massage stones, with traditional Swedish massage techniques to relieve muscular tension and melt away stress. It is a popular spa therapy. The stones are sanitized and heated in 120 degree water or cooled in ice water before the massage. The therapist places them on areas of the body to open meridians, loosen muscles and increase circulation. Loosening the muscles with heat first makes it easier for the therapist to work deep muscle tissue. Sometimes cool stones are used to treat muscle injuries. This form of massage helps to sedate the nervous system, detoxify the body, increase lymph flow, and causes you to relax more deeply.