Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, heated stones. The massage therapist places the hot stones on specific points on your body and may also hold the stones while giving the massage. The heat can be both relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. Often times, people find Hot Stone Massage to be more effective than a regular massage. It relaxes tense tissues. This massage is a staff favorite and we 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 get heated in a controlled manner to ensure they do not exceed the proper temperature. Your massage therapist will use the hot stones as heated tools during your massage and focus on 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 get 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.