Hot stone massage is used to repair damaged muscles, relieve stress, and ease tension throughout the body. Human beings have always used heated stones to heal the body in various ways. The excess heat forces the muscles to relax and open up, so you can finally get the relief you’ve been searching for.
This style of massage is a form of massage therapy, but it can also be used to relieve tension and stress in just about anyone. The massage therapist uses flat, smooth stones instead of their hands to massage body. The stones are typically heated to 130 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. They will be hot to the touch but not so hot that they will burn you.
During the massage, the therapist may lay the stones on various parts of your body, such as your back, spine, shoulders, neck, face, palms, or feet. They will also massage the stone into your muscles using techniques similar to those used in Swedish massage, including long or circular strokes, vibrating, and kneading. The amount of pressure applied depends on your comfort level and physical needs.
We also do everything we can to create a soothing atmosphere at Mellow Massage, complete with candles, healing aromas, soft tables and pillows, and gentle music.