Hot Stone Massage with Maria*
During a hot stone massage, the techniques of a regular massage are applied. However, the therapist also works with hot stones that are placed on specific parts of the body.
The stones are smooth and flat and usually made of the volcanic rock type called basalt. These particular stones are chosen because they retain heat.
The stones are placed in hot water to warm up before being applied.
They are then placed onto specific areas of the body, such as:
- the back
- the stomach
- the face
- the hands
- the feet
to stimulate circulation by the increased body heat and promote relaxation.