Warm Stone Therapy
Warm stone therapy involves the use of smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are placed on specific points of the body. Therapists may also hold the stones at times to apply pressure and deeper heat in a massaging fashion.
While the points selected may vary depending on specific areas of muscle tension and the client’s history, they are generally placed along both sides of the spine, in the palms of the hand, on the legs and, sometimes, between the toes. While many therapists use anatomy to guide the placement of the stones, some massage therapists will also place stones on points thought to energetically balance the mind and body.
While most find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and deeply relaxing, this therapy is particularly nice for those who tend to feel chilly. It’s also well-suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage as the heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles using lighter pressure.
THE TRUTH IS: Warm Stone Therapy is not for everyone. We strongly recommend that you first consult your doctor to determine if this type of therapy a good option for you!