An Introduction to
Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage
This method of massage therapy uses water-heated basalt stones which are placed on key areas on the body to promote relaxation and to help open up the merdians or energy pathways.
After the muscles are pretreated by the direct heat of the stones, the massage therapist can more easily perform deep tissue manipulations.
A hot stone massage provides healing improvements of the following symptoms:
- Muscle aches, pains, sprains, and strains
- Poor circulation
- Rheumatic and arthritic conditions
- Back pain
- Stress, anxiety and tension