Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a type of massage which the therapist places smooth, hot stones on your body. These stones provide heat therapy to the muscles, which can help reduce tension and pain. The stones used in hot stone massage are typically basalt (volcanic rock), which are high in iron, allowing them to absorb heat.
The therapist may use the stones to apply pressure to chronic tight muscles, or place the stones along the spine, in the palms of the hands, or between the toes to induce deep relaxation.