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Hot Stone Massage

  What is Hot Stone Massage? Hot stone massage incorporates heated stones as part of the therapy.  The therapist will uses the smooth stones as either an extension of their hands or by placing them on the body.  The stones are typically very smooth-surfaced basalt stones, in which the high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help to warm up tight muscles that will allow the therapist to work more deeply, more quickly and with less pressure. What Happens During a Hot Stone Massage? Muscle Relaxation The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.   Pain Relief While all types of massage can