What Happens During a Hot Stone Massage?

Before you arrive, the massage therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in 120 and 150 degree water. The therapist uses traditional strokes of Swedish massage while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another. The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body. If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used.

What You Need To Know About Hot Stone Massage

The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes. The heat of the stones helps muscles release more quickly than in traditional massage. You should speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense. Technique is very important!