Hot stone massage uses warmed stones to relax muscles and induce a calming state of mind.
The stones come in various sizes, shapes and weights according to the part of the body they will be used on. Â Hot stone massage is intended to be extremely relaxing.
A heated stone massage involves the placement of sanitised, warmed, smooth rocks upon different parts of the body; the stones may be used with applied pressure by the massage therapist during the treatment. Often, stones also are placed and left for a period of time on certain body parts such as the spine, hands or belly, and replaced once they cool. Cool stones may also be used to address muscle injury.