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Hot Stone Massage Therapy is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. Thehot_stones massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body.

The hot stones are usually made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. The stones are immersed in water and heated until they are within a certain temperature range. The stones may be placed at specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system.

Many people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and very relaxing. Hot Stone Massage Therapy is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet. It’s also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage.

People also get hot stone massage for a variety of health conditions:

  • Back pain and aches
  • Poor circulation
  • Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
  • Stress, anxiety and tension
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

To learn more about Hot Stone Massage Therapy or to schedule an appointment, call Massage Solutions at 678-213-4266 or email us at info@massagesolutions4you.com.