Hot Rock Therapies
Indulge in Hot Rock Therapy – Massage! Reiki! Reflexology! Esthetics!
Have you imagined a hot rock treatment or massage? If you have never
experienced this unique indulgence, you owe yourself this exquisite moment.
Stone/Rock massage is a unique natural connection we experience. This
treatment offers a sense of profoundness and sacredness that we often forge
in the business of our lives. It’s a deeply healing and intimately, unique
moment that enhances our awareness and brings us closer to our true essence.
It is the perfect treatment that is as enjoyable and healing for the
therapist as it is for the client.
Hot Rock Therapies involve the application of water-heated basalt stones or sometimes cold white marble stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage.
For skeletal-muscular injury and inflammation, frozen, cooling marble stones
are used. This creates a type of thermotherapeutic ‘vascular gymnastics’ in
the circulatory system to help the body detoxify and heal. Cold stones are
often used for sports injuries and in applications of esthetic natures. The
warmer rocks expand the blood vessels, pushing blood and unwanted waste
materials through the body. Heat has a sedative effect on the nervous
The cold rocks cause the blood vessels to constrict, stimulating the nervous
system and drawing blood and waste products along the body. This ensures
that every cell in the body receives more oxygen and nutrients while at the
same time waste material is removed more effectively through the
corresponding increase in lymph flow. This would be similar to changing the
old oil in your car for a new filter and clean oil – good body maintenance.
It is a unique experience to feel the deeply relaxing, penetrating heat from
the basalt stones alternating with the toning and refreshing coolness of the
marble stones. The use of extremes of temperature has long been
scientifically and medically proven to be of benefit to the body. Those who
wish to relax and tone their muscles with a minimum of effort see this in
the use of ice packs for muscle trauma and the use of saunas.
Hot Rock applications, whether in esthetics, reiki, reflexology, facials,
manicures, pedicures or massage makes you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you
to let go of all the stress that is held within your body. It is really an
amazing experience to offer to the ones you love!
Those experiencing a hot rock massage will notice an improvement of the
Muscular aches, pains, sprains, and strains
Rheumatic and arthritic conditions
Stress, anxiety and tension
Treatments that can include or add on hot rocks are:
Receipts for your extended health care are available for RMT’s and our other
therapists. We also direct bill for patients who have this available to them.