What is a hot stone massage? We get asked this question quite often. There are many ways that massage therapists can preform a hot stone massage. Lots of pictures on the internet closely connect it with stone placement on your back. But is that all there is to it?

Here at Reconnect Health Centre we do not just simply place the stones on areas of your body. We use smooth heated stones to ease muscle tension as we glide them across specific body parts. A typical treatment is simultaneously massaging with hands and with oiled heated stones held in the palm of the hand. If you’ve experienced a therapeutic massage before, it is very similar. Just add warm, flat stones. These stones are great for anyone who loves the heat. It is also very relaxing.

Not only is a hot stone massage a method of relaxation but also has many benefits. The heat from the stones will help relax the muscle allowing the therapist to work deeper in those areas. It increases your circulation. It can help reduce stress and anxiety as well as promote sleep.

While this type of massage may benefit most, it is not for everyone. There are certain conditions to consider that may prevent or contraindicate a treatment.  Pregnancy, heart and cardiovascular conditions, and lack of sensation or numbness, to name a few. If any doubt about receiving a massage that includes heated stones, you should consult your medical health practitioner first.

Here is an example of our massage therapist using stones in a treatment? It is actually quite calming to watch.


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