Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage Appointments Available

Hot Stone Massage now available at Studio Q 360

Hot Stone is a natural therapy in which warmed rocks are used to maximize the therapeutic benefits of massage. Studio Q 360 stones are smooth, natural basalt rocks the size of my palm. The stones are stroked over muscle fiber to increase relaxation, pain relief, and circulation.

Placement stones (large rocks resting on the skin) are not used at Studio Q 360. Instead, I use Working Stones (palm or thumb sized rocks moved across the skin) as tools to distribute therapeutic heat. This allows me to evaluate the effects of the stones on your skin and prevent burns. It has been said that each stoke of a warmed stone is equivalent to 3 strokes of the hand alone.

Stones are sanitized with essential oils between clients. The rocks are then thoroughly washed and dried at the end of each day. Precautions are taken to ensure the stones are heated correctly, and to verify that Hot Stone Massage is appropriate for the client.

Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

Muscle Relaxation
The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax. Extremely tight or stiff muscles can hinder the massage procedure. The heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.

Pain Relief
A hot stone massage incorporates heat which allows for deep muscle penetration. You may find that a hot stone massage leaves you feeling better, longer.

Improved Circulation
As the heat from the stones penetrates into your body tissues blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation. Poor circulation can lead to fatigue, which tenses the muscles. Increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, helping to ease aches and pains.

Mental Benefits
At Studio Q 360, I believe in creating a warm, safe environment to allow clients to distance themselves from the Fight/Flight/Freeze response. The relaxation of hot stone massage can help ease some of your mental stress and tension. Hot stone can help alleviate some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression.

Call Studio Q 360 today to experience a hot stone massage as an integral part of your health and wellness plans!

References
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage, Health.HowStuffWorks
Massage Therapy Styles & Health Benefits, WebMD
Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits, MayoClinic