What is a Hot Rock/Hot Stone Massage?
The use of hot stones for healing dates back to ancient times. Hot Rock massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Water heated smooth, flat basalt stones of varying sizes, are placed on key points on the body. Hot Rock massage gives a deep massage and creates sensations of comfort and warmth, as the direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage.
The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body.