Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat , but they can be other types. The heat is both deeply relaxing and helps tight muscles release.
During the massage, the therapist warms up the body with traditional Swedish massage, then massages you while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another.
The stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range. The stones may be placed at specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes.
Many people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and get it for relaxation. It's may suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. This may good for Back pain, aches, Poor circulation, Osteoarthritis, arthritis pain, Stress, anxiety, tension ,Insomnia and Depression.