Hot Stone Massage Therapy once thought of as a spa treatment is becoming more and more popular in a clinical, therapeutic settings. The basics of the treatment remain the same. Lava stones are heated to a comfortable temperature and used throughout the massage to provide heat and relaxation to further losen up tight muscles. The difference I find, lies in the techniques used. In most spa treatments I have experienced, the stones are placed on the body to heat up specific areas and then removed when the massage begins. Very rarely have I noticed the stones being used in correlation with the massage techniques themselves.
Massage Therapists are trained to use the heated stones along with massage techniques, alternating between the stone and their hands. Using the heat along with massage loosens up muscles quicker and provides a sense of fluidity in the treatment. Although hot stone massage can be beneficial all year round, I personally enjoy it most during the cooler months.
Most benefits that cover Registered Massage Therapy will also cover Hot Stone Massage Therapy because it falls under the same categories in your personal insurance. If you are unsure please talk to your provider before booking.
To book your next hot stone massage therapy treatment or to ask about pricing please call us at: (905) 554-6905