Hot stones massage therapy is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands, along your legs and between the toes. Typically from river beds, basalt stones are used for massage as they have a rich iron content that retains heat. Cold marble stones are often used in the treatment to help aid with detoxing and healing the body.
Hot stones also increase your sense of relaxation and calm. They are coated in fragrant oil which is smoothed gently onto your body, and each stone in turn is worked by your therapist's hands.
Hot stone massage can:
* boost your circulation
*release stored tension
*recharge your energy levels
Hot stone massage is said to have health benefits for people with:
*rheumatic and arthritic conditions
*insomnia and depression.