Perhaps one of the most luxurious massages in current times is a Hot Stone Treatment. Originating from ancient Native American traditions that use the applications of thermotherapy, Hot Stone Therapy uses heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones to provide a ‘passive workout’ leaving the receiver in a state of deep relaxation, positivity and balance.
It is thought that one treatment using hot stones is equivalent to three body massages due to the penetrative effect of hot stones on body tissue.
Benefits may include increased circulation, greater elimination of toxins from the body and deep relaxation of the muscles. As such, the treatment may be good for stress and tension, muscle spasms and fatigue.