A common question people have is whether to get Hot Stone massage vs Swedish massage or a regular massage. Some people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and get this type of massage for relaxation.
Hot Stone massage is wonderful for people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold hands or feet. It's also suited for people who have muscle tension, which is partially alleviated by applying heat. The stones warmth soothes and relax the muscles, which allows the therapist to work superficially or apply deeper pressure, if desired.
People also get hot stone massage for a variety of health conditions such as back pain and aches, poor circulation, arthritis, osteoarthritis, stress, anxiety and tension, insomnia and depression.
The hot stones that SunState BodyWorks™ uses are made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. The placement of the stones is usually at specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes but may vary depending on the client's condition. Enjoy a full 1 hour hot stone massage treatment, or simply add hot stones to your regular massage.