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Bodywork 101 ~Hot Stone Massage

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A Hot Stone Massage is an ideal way to warm your bones in this nippy weather! These basalt stones are smoothed from year of water erosion from a stream or ocean.

These stones are heated to help relax your muscles and and encourage blood flow to the area being massaged. Your therapist will either lay the stones on your back and/or use them to massage your muscles. There are certain points on our body that harbor a large amount of energy, your therapist could place the stones in these areas for more enrage flow. Hot stone massage is deeply relaxing, you will get lost in your state of Bliss!

The warmth of the hot stones improves:

  • Blood circulationBliss-slideshow-massage-stone-567x334
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Back pain and aches
  • Poor circulation
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stress, anxiety and tension
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

Considerations when booking a Hot Stone: If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or are on medication that thins your blood. You shouldn’t get a hot stone massage if you are pregnant or have a sunburn. You also may want to reconsider if you are menopausal, as it may trigger a hot flash.


Welcome to our Bodywork 101 blog. Each month there will be a new post about our bodywork services. Here you can learn cool things about our bodywork techniques or, if you have a question about a bodywork related topic let me know and I’ll blog about it next! Just write “Bodywork 101″ in the subject line of your e-mail and I will get back to you promptly. Namaste! -Nadia