A 2,000-year tradition
Whoever put hot stones together with massage is a genius. And that genius dates back more than 2,000 years to China. Other cultures through the Americas, India and Europe also used hot stones as part of their ancient healing practices.
Hot stone massages use smooth, flat, rounded stones usually carved from basalt. Basalt is a type of volcanic rock that holds heat. The stones are placed into a heater, covered with water and then warmed to the correct, safe temperature.
Because we all have different sensitivities to heat, your therapist will test the heat of the stone to ensure you are comfortable.
The therapist uses the heated stones as an extension of their hands to massage the body. The shape and design of the stone allow the therapist to work deeply into your muscles if you prefer a massage with firmer pressure.
The heat from the stones can promote a deeper state of relaxation and warm particularly tight muscles. This is a wonderful, warming treatment all year round.