Hot stone massage is when heated smooth stones made of basalt are placed on body. The high iron in basalt helps the keep the stones warm. The direct heat of these stones releases tension in the muscles. This allows the therapist access deeper into the muscles. Hot stone massage is great for muscular aches, arthritic conditions and autoimmune disorders. It also helps increase metabolism, reduce stress, and provides a deep relaxation.
First, the stones are warmed up at a comfortable temperature for the massage. Afterwards, the stones are placed at key acupuncture points throughout the body. Other types of massages are done once the body is entirely relaxed and muscles have loosened from the warmth of the stones. The stones are alternated with hot and cold stones to help relieve any body tension.
Just in time for the cooler weather! Hot stone massage--with both of our Licensed Massage Therapists,Sam & Shadia! Call us at 708-636-5555 to schedule an appointment.