You’re probably wondering about the difference between a regular massage and a hot stone massage. Hot stone massage uses the benefit of heat to loosen your muscles more effectively. The technique helps to relieve muscle spasm, pain , tension and improve muscle relaxation. The stones used in this treatment are smooth and hot enough for touch. The therapist then starts place them and rub them on the body and trigger points. Heat from the stones leads to deep relaxation and warming of tight muscles, this enables the therapist to work more deeply and more quickly. 

For hot stone massage therapy, basalt stones are used mainly because of their various properties that include non-porosity, their smoothness and their ability to retain heat longer than any other type of stone. 

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