Is it Time for a Hot Stone Massage?

As the winter is drawing nearer, what would be better than a Hot Stone Massage. This amazing experience is even better than it sounds. It is no wonder Hot Stone Massages are a top seller in most spas, especially ones in cold places like ski resorts.

What should you expect from a Hot Stone Massage?

First, your massage practitioner will apply massage oil allowing the stones to smoothly glide over your skin. Then the therapist will take hot water heated stones and place them on your skin. They will check the temperature with their hands to make sure the stones are not too hot. You must be quite clear about communicating your heat preferences. This is for muscle relaxation not skin burning.

As the stones sit on your skin the heat will sink into your muscles down to your very bones. The massage therapist may even take one of the stones and work your muscles with light or deep tissue massage depending on your preference. The stones will liquify your muscles allowing the therapist to go deeper to work out all of those stubborn knots that have been bothering you for a long time. Stones might even be placed in your hands or on the soles of your feet if you wish. Some massage therapists place stones on points that are thought to be energy centers of the body to rebalance the body and mind.

 What kind of stones and equipment are used?

The hot stones used in this form of massage are usually river rocks that are smooth for gliding nicely and made of basalt so that they retain heat. The stones are placed in water that is heated by an electic device kind of like a big crock pot. The stone warmer is preheated to just the right temperature before you even walk in the room.

~~If any of this sounds tempting to you, I suggest you book an appointment to receive a Hot Stone Massage immediately. I provide them in the Seattle area. If you do a Google search in your area, I am sure you find someone who can give you an amazing Hot Stone Massage. Thanks for reading, PJ Harris, LMP


12 responses to “Is it Time for a Hot Stone Massage?

  1. Hot Stone Massage is one of my favourites. As an RMT, it is almost like getting a massage myself while I am giving a massage because the heat from the stones soothe my tired hands. I also love giving hot stone massages in the winter as it helps to raise the client’s core temperature, leaving them feeling warm and cozy as they exit into the cold winter night. aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

  2. Good point, it really does feel good on the practitioner’s hands.

  3. Pingback: How To Give A Hot Stone Massage

  4. I have never had one in all these years

  5. A hot stone massage is a great treatment for anxiety and depression. More people should try it out.

  6. Stone therapy hasnt really taken off in Australia.. hope it takes off – sounds great.

  7. Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body.

    Andy Cooks
    massage århus

  8. I’ve never tried a hot stone massage, but would love to… I wonder if us therapists can do it ourselves? I mean the application of the hot stones…

  9. It is realy a beautifull thing, and you can do so much relaxing.

    Best Regards,

  10. I love having a hot stone massage. The heat of the stones really allows the therapist to massage deeply and get at those nagging aches and pains.

  11. Your thought provoking article helped me complete a paper I am writing for a college paper. Thanks for the information. I appreciate.

  12. I certainly like the *idea* of a hot stone massage, but in the few hot stone massages that I’ve received, the stones have either been too hot, or they have been lukewarm at best. I also feel like I have to lie very, very still in order to keep the stones from sliding off my body! It makes me more tense. Perhaps the therapists I’ve gone to weren’t trained properly in this technique, but these experiences are some of the reasons I do not offer this in my own practice.

    What do you recommend?

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