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Hot & Cool Stone Massage Therapy
                                                              “Dancing with Stones”
Stone massage therapy has been used in many different cultures for many years. Healers used basalt stones from the river beds and warmed them either in hot coals or hot water.   Placing the hot stones on cloth on the body and arranging them along the energy centers of the body would help to relax the muscles and reduce pain or discomfort, boosting a healing process.

The placing of the stones can be followed by a massage which can be deeper and more intense as heat penetrates the body and relaxes the muscles.
Hot Stone therapy can help in the treatment of for following problems; muscular aches, pains, and strains, rheumatic and arthritic conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, back pain, and insomnia.   It also helps to improve circulation and can help reduce stress, anxiety, tension and depression.

In certain cases cold marble stones can also be used to help muscular injury and inflammation. Warm stones expand the blood vessels, helping to move blood faster round the body, sedating the nervous system.  The application of cold stones stimulates the nervous system by causing the blood vessels to contract and increasing the lymph flow of waste materials round the body.  The real healers of stones.

During a treatment the client  lies on a series of flat hot and cool stones - covered by a towel - that trace the spine.   Oil is applied to the skin and glides the stones across the body’s meridian lines. In some treatments large stones are placed on the body, in the palms of the hands, and coin-sized stones are lightly wedged between the toes.  Heated Chakra stones align and balance chief energy centers, benefiting the whole body, not just specific areas.


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