Hot/Jade Stone Massage
How Do the Hot Stones Feel?
The hot stones are never rough. They are always flat and smooth. The hot stones used on the back are about the size of a large egg, only flat.
The stones are heated in an electrical heating unit that either provides a temperature reading or has an adjustable thermostat control.
The massage therapist always holds the stones first before touching them to your body, which ensures that the temperature will not be too hot. Everyone, however, has their own comfort range. Be sure to speak up if the stones are too hot for you.
Cool marble stones are occasionally used during a treatment, particularly if there is inflammation.
What Can I Expect During my Hot Stone Massage?
The massage therapist often begins by applying oil to the body, which allows the hot stones to glide smoothly along the muscles. You are lying face down, and the massage therapist often then uses the hot stones to massage the back.
After the hot stones have relaxed the muscles, the massage therapist may put down the stones and use his or her hands to directly massage the skin.
The hot stones may then be placed back on to the body and left for a short period of time.
You are then asked to turn over onto your back. The massage therapist may place small hot stones between your toes or in the palm of your hand and repeats the sequence.
Health Conditions Treated with Hot Stone Massage
Muscular aches and pains
Benefits Hot Stone Massage
Promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation
Hot Stone Massage
(Has to be done at my office)
Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body to get a deeper more relaxing massage.
The hot stones are usually made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. River rocks are normally used because they are so smooth - they have been smoothed over time by the river's current.
The stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range. The stones may be placed at specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes.
The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system.
Jade Stone Massage
(Has to be done at my office)
Jade Stone Massage incorporates heated and cooled stones that are placed on the body or used during the massage. The stones are cut and polished to various shapes and sizes. Traditionally, Jade has been used to attract love and bring money. When used for massage, Jade is a protective stone to heal stressed organs and discharge toxins. It slows the aging process and strengthens the body's natural defenses.
Jade Stone massage is different than the standard hot stone massage you see in many spas. It is a deep tissue therapeutic massage without the pain! Because of its composition of iron, magnesium & calcium, Jade is the only massage stone that can hold both heat and cold equally well. One stroke with a heated Jade stone is equivalent to seven stokes by hand and when combined with the cool Jade its 80 times more powerful. The combination therapy acts much like a vascular flush, comparable to hydrotherapy and thermotherapy. It increases circulation, flushes the internal organs and circulatory system helping elimination of toxins from the body.