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Hot Stone Massage

A hot stone massage is a specialty massage that involves the application of smooth, volcanically-derived basalt stones to specific areas on the body to promote circulation, relaxation, release tight muscles, and open up meridians (energy pathways). It is a soothing, deeply relaxing form of therapy which releases muscle tension faster than a classic Swedish massage alone.

 

Benefits

  • Relaxation: Soothing warmth melts away stress, tension and knots. 

  • Basalt stone contains an iron-magnesium silicate called polycrystalline olivine, which acts as a natural muscle relaxant and when combined with heat responds similar to an Epsom salt bath.

  • Increases Circulation: Vasodilation increases metabolism, blood and lymphatic circulation.

  • Detoxification: Increased lymph flow encourages waste removal by driving toxins to the surface of the skin while ensuring optimal oxygen and nutrient uptake by the cells within the body tissue.

  • Re-Charges & Balances: Magnetic energy of basalt stones connects and balances the flow of energy within the meridians of the body.