Hot Stone Massage Therapy

Hot Stone Massage

Smooth stones are heated and then lubricated with oil or essential oils, the therapeutic effects of heat are used to relax muscles more deeply. Used as an extension of the therapist’s hands, the use of massage stones induces deep relaxation and provides a unique experience many find to be tremendously calming and centering. Jennifer Blanchette, LMT, and the skilled massage therapists at AIM Health in Warwick, Rhode Island, offer exceptional Swedish massage in a comfortable, relaxing environment. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.

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Hot Stone Massage Therapy Q&A

What is Hot Stone Massage Therapy?

Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy that is utilized to help with relaxing and easing tense muscles throughout the body. 

During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated or cold stones are placed on a specific part of the body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a volcanic rock that retains heat. Hot stone massage stones are heated to between 130 and 145 degrees. 

Stones are placed on:

  • Along the spin

  • The stomach

  • The chest

  • The face

  • The palms

  • The feet and toes

 

What are the benefits of Hot Stone Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy offers many benefits to your general health and wellness. Hot Stone massage provides benefits associated with relaxation and release of muscle tension, including:

  • Relieve muscle tension and pain

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Promotes sleep

  • Relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases

  • Help decrease cancer symptoms

  • Boost immunity

How does Hot Stone massage therapy work?

Hot Stone massage therapy utilizes Swedish massage therapy techniques including long strokes, circular movements, vibration, tapping, and kneading. In some sessions and at patients' request, AIM Health massage therapist will utilize cold stones in addition to hot stone. Cold stones may be used after hot stones to further encourage relaxation and calm any engorged blood vessels to soothe the skin. 

 

Who may benefit from a Hot Stone massage?

Anyone who is experiencing muscle tension and pain, insomnia, or stress may benefit from a hot stone massage. 

 

For relaxing Hot Stone massage therapy, call AIM Health or book an appointment online today.