Hot Stone Therapy
Heated stones have been used for massage and healing practices in many cultures since ancient times. Hot Stone treatments have become quite popular recently. The specifics of how the treatment proceeds varies a great deal from one practitioner to another. I use smooth, oiled stones that are heated in a water bath, and use them for massage (in the palm of my hand) and placed on the body for overall relaxation. Many people love the deep feeling of relaxation they get from Hot Stone Therapy and the thermal properties of the stones provides deep relaxation of chronically tight muscles (with less massage pressure) and increased circulation.