Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage is an advanced massage modality, yet is it is also gentle and restorative. It quickly brings about deep relaxation since muscles relax easily under the weight and warmth of the hots stones.

Hot Stone Massage helps circulation and gives a deeper massage

Hot Stone Massage involves the application of warm/hot stones in conjunction with deep tissue massage and meridian therapy. Sometimes the stones are alternating cold to achieve maximum improvement in circulation. Stones of varying sizes are applied to key points on the body giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth almost like being swaddled in a warm cocoon.   The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage. The heat produces vasodilation which increases circulation to body tissues. Application of cold produces vasoconstriction and drains the area of excess fluids.  The alternating combination can create a pumping action that further stimulates toxin removal and enhanced circulation. The combination of Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage increases the effectiveness of the massage treatment.

High quality stones make a difference

Many practitioners purchase their stones from massage warehouses. They use a form of igneous and basalt rocks for the massage treatment. These stones are actually smooth, volcanic glass, igneous and basalt blends. They heat up quickly but, due to their low iron ore content, loose their heat rapidly. They are useful in some massage applications, but not appropriate for layouts or thermal compress applications because of the way they hold heat.

Plymouth, Michigan’s, BodyWorks Healing Center takes a different approach called Healing Stone Therapy because we want you to have the best experience possible.  We use metamorphic rock (“meta” means change, “morph” means form). These rocks are ideal for hot, cold and moderate therapeutic techniques. They retain consistent temperatures and are superior for bodywork. These stones are of the highest quality on the planet, with a sea thermal radiance quality of +20. The stones were harvested in a time honored tradition by experienced practitioners, specifically for use in healing stone therapy.  The stones we choose are also larger and heavier than at many other places, providing a more comforting and deeper experience of relaxation.

Symptoms Helped

While we offer traditional Hot Stone Massage Therapy, there are many restorative techniques that can be beneficial including sports massage, facial massage, cold stone chair massage and restorative yoga.  Hot Stone Massage makes you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you to let go of all the stress that is deeply held within your body. Those experiencing a hot stone massage can notice healing and improvement from many symptoms:

• Muscular aches, pains, sprains, and strains
• Poor circulation
• Rheumatic and arthritic conditions
• Fibromyalgia
• MS
• Back pain
• Stress, anxiety and tension
• Insomnia
• Depression

Hot Stone Massage is a unique therapy

Hot stone massage therapy is a unique connection that you can experience with nature. It can offer a sense of profoundness and sacredness that is often lacking in your busy and hectic life. It can bring you back to a place of deep remembering. It is the perfect treatment that is enjoyable, relaxing and healing. Healing stone massage benefits the physical, emotional and psychological bodies. If you are looking for a unique nurturing, healing experience, this is the modality for you.