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Hot Stones for Health!

Hot stone therapy has been relieving pain and bringing health benefits for millennia. The Chinese have been using heated stones to relieve muscular tension and improve the function of the internal organs for approximately 4,000 years. More recently, hot stone therapy has seen a rise in popularity and is used worldwide in spas and health and fitness clubs as an addition to traditional Swedish massage. Hot stone therapy involves using smooth, flat stones heated to a desired temperature and then placed on key points of the body including the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes. At Jupiter Massage & Pilates our massage therapists also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body, gently rubbing the stone into muscles and tissues on both sides of the body. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, releasing tight muscle restrictions more efficiently. The heat and firmness of the stones penetrate deep into the tissue to achieve a soothing and therapeu