Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. Often times, people find our Hot Stone Massage to be more effective than a regular massage. It is meant to deeply relax tense tissues. In a traditional therapeutic massage, muscles can remain tight, making it difficult for a masseuse to adequately relieve muscle pain. The heat from the hot stones, however, in an innovative and widely practiced method of using heat to target tightness. This massage is a staff favorite and we highly recommend you try it.
Benefits of hot stone massage:
- Calms the nervous system
- Increases blood circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
- Dissolves aches and pains attributed to stress
- Relieves insomnia, depression, and pain, easing your mind
- Relaxes you and relieves tension
What to expect
Stones are heated in a controlled manner to ensure they do not exceed the proper temperature. The temperature of the stones typically ranges between 110-130 degrees Fahrenheit and is set to ensure the stones do their job without causing you harm. Using the hot stones as heated tools, your massage therapist will massage areas of tension and tightness in your body. The hot stones apply heat to the specific parts of your body and cause your muscles to relax. Stones can be placed on the sides of your spine, the palms of your hands, your legs, abdomen or feet. This extra warmth is ideal for our cold Calgary winters. It eases muscle tension, improves blood flow, and relieves pain by using heated stones.