Basalt massage stones are the most popular stone used in the massage therapy industry. Giving a full body massage with basalt ensures they will retain their heat, and provide the deepest relaxation possible.
Your hot stone massage set should provide enough stones for a full body hot stone massage therapy session, always including large, medium, and small stones.
Different types of massage stones can be used to deliver heat during a stone treatment, but basalt is the most common. It is perfect for therapeutic treatments as it releases heat slowly, making it ideal for hot stone massage sessions.
Essential Guide To Choosing Stones
for Hot and Cold Stone Massage
By: TIR Massage Stone
(In conjunction with Mary Nelson of LaStone Therapy)
Knowing the history and theory behind hot and cold stone treatments can be extremely important, but not knowing about the stones and the proper techniques will hinder the true benefits of a stone massage.
The stones are the single most important part of a stone therapy treatment.
Something to consider when choosing massage stones is that the best stones for treatment are not always ‘shaped’ stones; but naturally occurring pebbles.
Shaped massage stones are great for specific treatments like trigger point, or deep tissue types of massage therapy, but usually are not used in a relaxing hot stone massage treatment.
Mary Nelson, of LaStone Therapy, often talks about the challenge of finding just the right size and shape of basalt massage stones to do the work. The correct texture and density of the stone is very important in maintaining the temperature needed to do a stone therapy.
An instructional hot stone massage DVD is a "must-have" for anyone who wants to provide a deeply relaxing stone massage session for their clients. This DVD provides instruction on not just giving a full body massage, but caring for the stones, using a stone heater, and ensuring the highest safety.
It is essential to find a stone supplier that offers naturally tumbled stone that is consistent in size and shape. This ensures the massage stones will indeed hold the heat needed in order to effectively perform a treatment. They will also feel lovely in the hands of the massage therapist and on the body of client.
Important factors in choosing your massage stone set:
After many reviews of massage stones, this set was picked #1 because it contains the highest quality basalt massage stones available for hot stone massage therapy. It includes both regular working stones and shaped massage stones.
Our #1 Set "The Ultimate"
This 66-peice set of basalt massage stones is truly complete. It has every stone a massage therapist would need to treat the entire body. It includes large, heavy belly / sacral stones as well as those specialty tools for hard to work areas. Created to meet the needs of therapists giving a full body massage stone treatment.
The benefits of hot stone massage therapy, include increased circulation, reduced pain/inflammation and deep relaxation. When you learn hot stone massage therapy, also learn about it's benefits to share with your clients.
Read more about the benefits of cold stone massage for those with inflammation and swelling, as well as how to use cold stones effectively.
Using hot and cold massage stones together can definitely enhance your practice by allowing you to provide detailed care to your clients, while making your work much easier.
Read more about the deep tissue with massage stones and learn how to use carved massage stones in a deep tissue work, making the session easier on you and your client.
Cool stone facial massage is also popular in spas and private practices to help the client relax and to provide relief from headaches, puffiness, and facial swelling.