Massage that uses hot Basalt stones to alleviate tension and pain and increase circulation.

60 min $80
90 min $120

~     Consists of (most commonly) basalt river rocks they are heated to a temperature between 110 and 130 degrees

~     massage oil only is used for lubricating the stones during the massage

~     heated stones help give a feeling of “melting” the tension away

~     heat allows the therapist to work deeper into the muscle w/ lighter pressure

~     at the beginning of massage, stones can be placed along both sides of the spine, in the palms of the hands, on legs, abdomen and between toes

o  On top of a towel, allowing client to gradually feel the heat

~     This massage is best for the clients that commonly feel pain from “facia” (crinkly, bubble wrap feeling) being broken up or the burning felt by lactic acid leaving the muscle because the stones help warm the muscles up faster

~     Benefits of hot stone massage:

o  Reduce anxiety

o  reduce depression

o  alleviate back pain

o  improve sleep

o  Helps with conditions such as:  prenatal depression, pain syndromes such as arthritis or fibromyalgia, hypertension, autoimmune conditions and age-related conditions including Parkinson’s and dementia