hot stone massage...
If I could describe Hot Stone Massage in one word it would be, "ahhh". My hot stones are made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron so they retain heat.
The stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range. The stones may be placed at specific points on the back,in the palms of the hand,or between the toes.The heat warms and relaxes the muscles which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure if desired. The warmth of the stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. Many people find the warmth of the stones to be comforting and get it for relaxation.
Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet. It's also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure.
People also get hot stone massage for a variety of health conditions:
- Back pain and aches
- Poor circulation
- Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
- Stress, anxiety, and tension
The massage therapist begins by applying oil to the body, which allows the stones to glide smoothly along the muscles.
After the hot stones have relaxed the muscles, the massage therapist may put down the stones and use his or her hands to directly massage the skin.
contact patti perkins 804.633.6180
90 minute individual session