The therapeutic properties of hot stones have long been used to bring lasting muscle relief and relaxation.
The heat can be deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work breaking through the tension with ease. The volcanic stones are heated before use and the massage therapist can then apply deeper pressure to areas of concern without causing any discomfort.
This type of massage allows you to enter deeper into a state of relaxation as the therapist works to relieve muscle pain and tension. The heat within the stones relaxes the muscles, making them more pliable. Once you are free of some of the tension that you walked in, your massage therapist can release the rest of it during your session.
Our hot stone massage combines both traditional massage techniques with those that are used during this treatment. Your RMT will prepare the stones and will typically place them strategically down the center of the back along the spine. The placement of the stones can help relieve pain in the problematic areas. Before your session start, your massage therapist will discuss your concerns and determine the best location for the stones based on your needs and their evaluation of your physical condition.
If you have been experiencing anxiety, stress, insomnia, depression, or muscle soreness and stiffness, or if you get way to sore after your regular massage treatment, you are most likely a candidate for this massage modality. Be sure to disclose to your massage therapist any health conditions you may have that may make this treatment a hazard to your overall health. If you are concerned about whether or not you are a candidate for this massage, contact your primary health care provider before scheduling this massage so that you can get the go-ahead from your physician.
Pregnant women and children under 12 years old should avoid this treatment. Prior to your treatment, your massage therapist will ensure that this is the best massage for your needs so that you will get the best results.