Stone Massage—Make it Hot or Cold
In stone massages, hot or cold stones are used to apply pressure to stressed or tense areas of the body. The stones can also be coated with oil and used for various massage strokes. The stones used are usually river stones that have become extremely polished and smooth over time.
A hot stone massage is a uniquely comforting experience. The warmth from the stones penetrate deeply into tense muscles relaxing and warming them. Sometimes the therapist will leave the stones sitting on specific areas allowing them to do their work. A stone massage usually combines other massage techniques along with the stones. Be sure to share with your therapist specific areas you are hoping to have addressed, this will help with oil selection.