Hot Stone Massage is a alternative medicine or massage technique that involves the use of hot and/or cold stones applied to specific points on the body, and is thought by some to be good for releasing muscle knots, relaxing the body, improving circulation, and leaving you de-stressed and refreshed.
An authentic full-session of Stone Massage or Stone Therapy typically has stones placed along the spine, along the chakra centers, on the extremities, as well as on the face, the feet, and the hands. The stones are used as tools to deliver effective tissue and muscle massage at a pressure level and temperature comfortable to the client. A good stone massage, when properly performed, will accomplish many of the goals and benefits of other massage modalities.
Stones are used to relax muscles and increase the blood flow to the area being worked on, which further accelerates the healing process. Basalt, marble, or other stones of various sizes, shapes and weights are used throughout a Stone Massage session. Stones may be heated using water and a heating unit, or used as cold stones (usually marble), or room temperature stones (usually precious stones or crystals). Many therapists have different variations or techniques they utilize for therapeutic sessions. Some of the different types of Stone Massage or Stone Therapy sessions include LaStone, EarthStone, SpaStone, and others.
As this is a massage technique, check to make sure that your Stone Massage is performed by a licensed massage therapist.
Stone Massage Therapy offered in Rochester
Healing Haven Massage and Wellness Eight licensed therapists of varying certifications offering nearly twenty different forms of therapy, including Hot Stone Massage. Hot Stone Massage benefits the body with penetrating heat, melting stress and tension away. Michele Cunningham Fineout is the Hot Stone Massage therapists.
Retreat House Massage and Wellness Center - Eleven licensed massage therapists offer the Rochester community the opportunity to experience the healing treatment of Stone Massage.