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Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage at Relaxing Foot Spa in PrescottHot stone massage is said to have originated in China nearly 2,000 years ago. A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. Most people who are looking to relieve stress can see benefits from a hot stone massage.

What is Hot Stone Massage?

A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy using relatively flat, very smooth stones heated by a professional electric massage stone heater to reach a controlled temperature and then placed on specific parts of your body.

How is Hot Stone Massage Performed?

Heated stones are typically placed:

  • Along each side of your spine
  • In your palms
  • On your:
    • Face
    • Back
    • Legs
    • Stomach
    • Chest
    • Feet
  • And also in between your toes

In Swedish massage techniques, stones are placed and can be rubbed on the skin in a gliding motion along your muscles. The heat and weight of each stone warms your muscles increasing the results of your massage without causing discomfort.


What are Benefits of Hot Stone Massage?

Studies have shown that Hot Stone Massage therapy offers relief from:

  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle tension and pain
  • Symptoms of autoimmune diseases like fibromyalgia and arthritis

Hot Stone Massage therapy is reported to help:

  • Relax muscles
  • Promote sleep
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve circulation
  • Decrease muscle spasms and tension
  • Increase joint flexibility


You don't need to experience insomnia, muscle tension, stress or pain to enjoy the many benefits of a hot stone massage. If you have a chronic condition, talk to your doctor to see if a hot stone massage is a good option for you.


To learn more about how Hot Stone Massage can help with many common health concerns, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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