Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while other parts of the body are massaged. The heat is both deeply relaxing and helps warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
In a Hot Stone Massage session, I will warm up your muscles with traditional Swedish massage, or Deep Tissue with your choice then massage the muscles while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, I will replaces it with another hot one. I use many stones of various shapes and sizes - big ones on the big muscles, smaller ones on smaller muscles.
Hot Stone massage is not appropriate if you have diabetes, pregnant,high blood pressure, heart disease, or are on medication that thins your blood. You shouldn't get a hot stone massage if you are pregnant or have a sunburn. You also may want to reconsider if you are menopausal, as it may trigger a hot flash.