This takes the tradition of heating stones and laying them on the body and brings this forward for modern times. This dates back over 3000 years to ancient India and China, and we have stories of this being used by the North American Indians, and the Hawaiian Kahunas, so this is not a new invention.
We take basalt rock formed from molten lava for its ability to be heated evenly, warm them to between 125 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit, and use these to sooth and ease the muscles. Although this sounds too hot to bear, the thin layer of oil acts as a barrier, and the stones move quickly over the surface for a warming and gentle treatment.
One stroke with hot basalt stone is said to be the equivalent of ten manual strokes, and the stones allow the therapist to work at a deeper, more even pressure. This gives a more effective treatment, but as you relax on the couch, you won’t notice the pressure; you’ll just be floating on air.