Balance massage therapy: Hot stone massage

Hot Stone Massage

Soothe the body and mind

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones to promote relaxation and to help open up the energy pathways. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another. The heat of the stones helps muscles release more quickly than in traditional massage.

The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body. You should speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense. If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used.

Benefits of hot stone massage include:

  • Alleviating stress
  • Improving circulation
  • Promoting deep muscle and tissue relaxation
  • Releasing toxins
  • Relieving pain

The Balance massage therapy hot stone treatment can be used to improve conditions such as:

  • arthritis
  • circulatory problems
  • depression
  • fibromyalgia
  • insomnia
  • stress and anxiety

A hot stone massage is not indicated or would have to be modified in someone whom has a lack or change in skin sensation related to temperature in any area of his or her body, or advanced diabetes where circulation is severely impaired in the extremities.

Discover the warm, soothing effects of hot stone massage performed by our registered massage therapists.