Hot stone therapy is a manipulation where heated, basalt smooth stones are placed in different parts of the body. These igneous stones have high heat retaining abilities ideal for therapeutic use.

Heated stones therapy melts away tensions, eases muscle stiffness, increases circulation and helps enhance metabolism.  It warms up and relaxes the tissues, and makes the muscles pliable and prepares them for deep manipulation. Therapists then use the stones to apply massage strokes, of gentle, long and circular movements, promoting calming the nervous system.

The therapy is highly recommended for providing relief in arthritic conditions.  It also offers a multitude of physical and psychological benefits.