We’ve all experienced that calming feeling of pulling a warm blanket from the dryer. Often, the impulse or urge to wrap it around yourself in a cocoon of warmth and comfort is too strong to resist. It might be surprising that such a simple thing affects your mood and body, but it does. Enjoy an experience that uses that same soothing warmth to promote healing and ensure relaxation.
Hot stone massage does exactly what the name implies. It uses smooth, heated rocks to ease tension and help your muscles relax. The stones are first warmed in a special heater and then placed along specific points of your body to target areas of stress. Often, the therapist will use the stones as extensions of their own hands, soothing your muscles as they apply steady pressure.