Hot stone massage therapy is a 1 1/2 hour specialty massage that uses smooth water heated stones to relax soft and connective tissues and allow the therapist access to deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. Benefits of hot stone massage include increased blood flow throughout the body, soft tissue re-hydration, improved flexibility in joints, increased mobility and a reduction in the effects of chronic stress on the body.
**Hot Stone massage is not appropriate if you have uncontrolled diabetes, pitting edema, high blood pressure, heart disease, or are on medication that thins your blood. You should not get a hot stone massage if you are pregnant or have a sunburn.