What is Hot Stone Massage?
Large flat stones (like river rocks) are heated to an optimally warm temperature and placed on precise areas of the body. The temperature of the stones is not hot enough to burn, but soothe the skin and muscles. Some pressure may be applied to the stones for deeper penetration of the heat and healing properties.
The cleaned and sanitized stones are heated to a temperature between 110 and 130 degrees. Depending on individual needs, the stones are placed on areas of the body that are prone to tension and which contain the most nerve endings.
Hot Stone Massage uses the techniques of Swedish massage in addition to the heated stones for a fully immersive massage experience that will relax and refresh your body.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
Many people who have had hot stone massage find the experience soothing and relaxing. The stones provide warmth to the body that increases the feeling of relaxation. The heat from the stones also promotes increased circulation as the concentrated warmth opens the blood vessels. Increased circulation and warmth relaxes the muscles, soothes aches and pains, and relieves conditions including:
- sore muscles
- aching joints
There is absolutely no pain involved in hot stone massage. The temperature of the stones will be tested on your skin prior to full application. If the stones are too hot for your comfort, please let me know immediately.
Our hot stone massage services are offered within the Windsor, Lakeshore, Tecumseh, Essex, Tilbury region.