Details of Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone massage is a form of alternative therapy similar to other traditional massage types. An ancient practice going back thousands of years, it actually uses basalt stones formed from cooled lava. These stones are then pre-heated to specific temperatures and then laid on specific points across the body. This helps to ease muscle tension and rejuvenate soft tissue. Massage techniques will then be used in conjunction with these hot stones to help further amplify effects.The main reason for hot stone therapy are, of course, the hot stones themselves. While most massages do succeed in relaxing our body, sometimes our muscles are too tense or stiff for it to work. This is where a hot stone comes into the picture.
The heat from these stones seeps through the tense muscles and loosens them up. This lets the therapist deliver a deeper and relaxing massage without needing to use extra pressure.