Any hot stone massage sets that you consider for your business should include enough massage stones for a full body hot stone session.
Some companies sell sets that also include a stone heater, a hot stone massage DVD, and/or samples of the best massage oils for hot stone massage.
Buying stone sets from the same company allows the therapist to not only have complete stone sets, but it also is very economical, as opposed to purchasing individual items.
A massage stone heater comes in a 6 quart size (which is perfect for heating stones for manicures, pedicures and facials or when needed for smaller spaces) or an 18 quart size, designed especially for heating 20-40 massage stones, enough for full body treatments and if you are providing massage for more than one client at a time, as with couples massage.
The massage stones in these sets are true basalt stones, naturally volcanic, and from the beaches of South America. Basalt stones are the perfect stones for massage therapy as they retain their heat for longer periods of time.
Learning stone massage gives you the opportunity to offer hot stone massage, hot stone foot and hand treatments, facial stone massage treatments, and reflexology treatments using hot stones. DVD's also teach safety of use, how to properly use the stone heater, best massage oils, and instructions on how to clean stones and supplies.
Each of the hot stone massage sets below is configured to possess the right quantity, size, shape and surface to perform any hot stone massage treatment.
This 50 Piece Massage Stone Set is the most popular set.
Combining Massage Stone Sets for Different Therapy Benefits
The benefits of hot stone massage therapy, using a combination of the shaped massage stones, with basalt and marble stones, gives you the ability to offer clients hot stone massage therapy for relaxation, as well as cold stone therapy for inflammation and swelling.
Using the heat and cold stones alternately, causes the blood vessels to dilate and constrict. The effect of this is an enormous increase in circulation.
Using hot and cold stones together can definitely enhance your practice by allowing you to provide detailed care to your clients, while making your work much easier.
Geothermal therapy combines hot and cold stones in a massage session to effectively treat clients who are experiencing many different health issues, where both hot and cold therapy will be beneficial.
Providing deep tissue massage sessions can definitely take it's tole on the wrists and hands of a massage practitioner. Often, massage careers are cut short because of this.
But, if you can learn how to treat clients with deep tissue problems using shaped stones, it helps. Read more about deep tissue with massage stones.
Learning how to use different hot stone massage sets together in any type of massage session, not only is easier on you, the therapist, but it also provides a much more relaxing experience for the client.