hot stone massage

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.

One of the greatest testaments to the effectiveness of Hot Stone Massage is the fact that the technique arose among many different cultures which had little to no contact with one another. Ancient healers in India reportedly discovered its benefits over 5000 years ago, incorporating Hot Stone Massage Techniques into Ayurvedic medicine, which is still practiced today. Asian cultures used hot stones in Anma massage, dating back 4000 years, to strengthen energy flow within the organs.

Native Americans used ritual Hot Stone Massage in sweat lodges to help purify both the body and the mind. Hawaiian islanders developed Lomi Lomi massage using lava rocks, which was practiced by Kahuna medicine men. Even the Bible mentions stones used in massage in conjunction with olive oil.

These ancient traditions have all contributed to the modern Hot Stone Massage practices of today at HEAD to TOE.