What is a Hot Stone massage? Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The stones are heated to 120-150 degrees.The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
What you can expect from a Hot Stone massage? The therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in a bath of 120 to 150 degree water. The stones themselves are usually basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well, and have been smoothed by natural forces in the river or sea. The massage therapist will massage you while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another. The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes -- big ones on the big muscles, smaller ones on smaller muscles. The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.Be sure to speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense. And you can always ask them to stop using the stones if you don't like how it feels.
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60 minutes $90, 90 minutes $120, 120 minutes $160