Massages are a wonderful way to unwind and bask in some much-needed me-time. When hot stones are added to the equation, a routine massage quickly becomes next-level indulgent.
During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat.
The warmth and weight of hot stones are gently applied to your muscles, melting away tension, increasing circulation, and allowing for a deeper, more therapeutic massage.
Hot stone massage increases circulation and stimulates the immune system as the heat from the stones initiates vasodilation which means more oxygen and nutrients are being circulated throughout the tissues and organs. By triggering a relaxation response in the body, hot stone massage aids in relaxing tight muscles and is the perfect treatment for reducing stress, headaches, tension and anxiety. It also helps to relieve sleep disorders, poor circulation and arthritis.