Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat basalt stones are placed on key points or chakras on the body. The massage therapist also holds the stones and uses them to massage the body.
The heat of the stones warm and relax the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The soothing warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. Placement stones are put on energy points/chakras of the body to rebalance the body and mind and clear blocked energy.
The use of hot stones for healing dates back to ancient times, when Native Americans used it for healing.
• Reduced recovery time between physical exercises
• Less muscle spasms