Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage : A relaxing way to ease muscle tension

Massage Therapy is defined as the method of providing overall relaxation to the body. It is defined as a way to pamper our senses. In medical terms, it is an alternative approach that is used to heal the body naturally. It is a cure for many health problems.

For those seeking out massage for the first time, you will find literally a large number of forms of massage therapy, thus it becomes truly difficult for you to learn from where to begin, concerning what forms can fit your needs and one of the most popular therapies that you can consider while searching for a massage is the hot stone massage.

Heated Stone massage is a type of massage that basically makes use of warmed up stones. These stones are generally utilized by the therapist in order to release any physical stress that a client is experiencing. This specific kind of therapeutic massage is quickly gaining popularity due to many reasons.

Some of the reasons include:-

  • This type of massage therapy helps in battling with the problem of painful physical cramping that is related to fibromyalgia and arthritis.
  • This kind of treatments helps in reducing soreness from carpal tunnel.
  • It is one of the excellent pain relieving therapy for those who are facing the problem of back pain, muscular pain, and sciatic pain.

Those people encountering issues with decreased oxygen levels and poor blood circulation, when served by the heated stones results in clearing blocked energy passages.

What are the steps involved in delivering the therapeutic massage with heated stones?

Before began with the procedure of delivering a massage, the temperature of the stones is first checked by the therapist itself so that it does not harm the skin of the client.

When having a massage, the therapist will apply the oil on your body and then glide hot stone along your muscle. You may be asked to turn you back on and then they will be placed on your back, and lighter stone will be placed on arm or legs. After they warm your muscle, the therapist will begin the massage by hands or may use the stone to massage. The stone may be applied on your body again for a short period of time before the massage continues and the correct points for placing the stones are back, palm, between toes and also other places.

There are several benefits of taking a hot stone massage, which includes :-

  • Improves the flexibility of joints

Sometimes, muscle tension can make it difficult and more painful for the person to move their joints. Thus, these types of Massage therapy will help in enlighten the muscle tension that further makes it easier for the person to move and people with certain joint disorders may benefit particularly from this form of massage therapy.

  • Promotes sleep

This type of massage is an alternative approach for the people, who are suffering from the problem of sleeping disorder and insomnia. It is one of the best methods for promoting overall relaxation and sleep and the people who have taken this massage remain more alert and socially active throughout the day.

  • Helps in reducing muscle contraction and tension

Muscles that are tense and in spasm can cause a lot of pain and interfere with daily life. Thus, this massage helps in reducing the inflammation and tension in the skeletal muscles, hence relieving both muscle spasms and pain.

  • Stress reliever

This form of massage therapy is an effective tool that is used for relieving stress and it is one of the methods that are used for reducing the anxiety level present in a body and it is the alternative method that helps in improving the problem related to the cardiovascular system.

  • Instant Pain reliever

This form of massage therapy has been specifically associated with the symptom that is related to a variety of conditions, such as fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders. Thus, after the intake of this massage a person finds an instant relief in the pain that is related to fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis. Thus, helps in improving the movement of the joints.

Things to remember prior to a therapeutic massage session :-

In order to make your massage experience more enjoyable, always inform your massage therapist about all your concerns regarding your health. If you are pregnant, have blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or are under a healthcare provider’s care for a serious problem, then it is advisable to speak to your provider before going for heated stone massage.

Thus, this type of therapeutic massage is one of the helpful ways of reducing stress and anxiety and it may be helpful for a variety of conditions and circumstances and in order to ensure that you have a positive massage experience, then it is recommended to choose a massage therapist who is trained to work with hot stones.


Hot Stone Massage is a form of massage therapy in which heated stones are used to weigh down, warm, and massage tight muscles. The heat from the stones is extremely relaxing and helps to loosen muscle tension so that the muscles can be worked on more deeply and effectively. At North Toronto Health, all of our massage therapists are well versed in Hot Stone Massage. 

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What Does Hot Stone Massage Do? 

Hot Stone Massage can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMT’s can work with a variety of patients and musculoskeletal issues in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability. Hot Stone Massage can be beneficial to a wide variety of conditions, so be sure to ask your RMT if it would be beneficial for you! 

Amazing for Relaxation

Hot Stone Massage is a fantastic tool for relaxation as many of our clients find the warmness of the stones to have a calming effect. Our clients especially love the heat of the stones during the winter season, but this massage modality can be used year round. We provide best hot stone massage in Toronto.

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