Stone massage therapy has been around in many different cultures for many years.
Used in massage therapy, smooth basalt stones are heated in hot water, they can be placed on the body over a towel, following the energy centres. As they cool slightly, they can be used to massage the body in much the same way as the therapist's hands – to soothe aching muscles, seek out those knots and crinkles and ease away stress.
Hot stone massage allows me to blend my skills with the natural energy of the stones. The addition of moist heat induces a deep relaxation in your muscles which means that where required, deep tissue work can be done more effectively.