Hot and cold stone massage therapy is the use of heated and / or cold stones during massage. The therapist holds the stones and uses them with massage strokes.
The heated stones allows the muscles to warm quicker, allowing the therapist to work deeper into the muscle layers. It also has the benefits of warming the skin, allowing absorption of the massage oil, increases local circulation and blood flow to the surrounding tissues and a greater ability to remove toxins and waste products from the area.
The cold stones will aid in treating areas of inflammation and the removal of toxins, encouraging a faster healing response within the body.
This treatment is offered as a full body treatment allowing it to be deeply relaxing and beneficial.