Some therapists do prefer to use sedimentary rocks such as marine stones, sandstone, or limestone. This is due to their mineral properties, which some therapists believe to confer extra benefits on clients. Generally speaking, though, the best choice of stone for hot stone massage therapy is basalt.
What stones are used in hot stone therapy?
Hot stone therapy is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands, along your legs and between the toes. Typically from river beds, basalt stones are used for massage as they have a rich iron content that retains heat.
What stones are best for massage?
Types Of Crystals To Use In Massage
Rose quartz emits vibrations of love, beauty, and compassion. It’s a feel-good stone that nurtures, supports and allows you to feel the most powerful energy in the universe: love. Aventurine: Aventurine helps clients overcome feelings of self-doubt.
What are the benefits of a hot stone massage?
Hot stone massage therapy helps melt away tension, ease muscle stiffness, and increase circulation and metabolism. Hot stones, when coupled with massage, also help to expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body.
What do you wear to a hot stone massage?
Dress comfortably. Avoid wearing many layers of clothing when you go for a massage. A hot stone therapy session will require you to be naked but you will be appropriately covered with a blanket during the session, exposing only a part of the body being treated at a time.
Which is better deep tissue or hot stone massage?
Deep tissue massage is used for our clients to treat chronic pain and limited range of motion; improve posture, balance and movement; and help our athletes train. Hot stone massage is used for the same reasons you would use a heating pad, to relieve the tension of your muscles by the use of heat.
What stones hold heat best?
Natural stones with high energy density and excellent thermal conductivity are soapstone (by far the best) and marble. These are perhaps the best stones for absorbing large amounts of heat quickly.
What is hot stone full body massage?
Combines the Massage Technique Of Swedish & Aromatherapy Massage Together with Heated Rock Stones which Relax Tired Muscles & Improves Circulation.
What temperature should hot stones be for massage?
Generally, water between 110–130 F will get your stones to the proper temperature. To start, place a hand towel at the bottom of your heating unit’s insert and then pour enough water to cover the stones. You need to make sure the entire stone is covered.