What is a hot stone massage?
An American massage therapist, Mary Nelson, was the originator of the hot stone therapy which she called 'LaStone'. She wanted a system that would enable her to continue her therapy practice while easing her stiff and painful wrist joints. Using the stones to massage achieved this goal, while also enhancing the massage treatment.
Promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation
Heat from the stones allows manipulation of a greater intensity than with basic massage
Improved circulation as muscles have an increased blood supply
Heat relieves pain in muscles and joints
Tension in connective tissue is decreased
The treatment is said to be ten times deeper and the results are said to last ten times longer than traditional techniques