Health & Wellness

What Can Hot Stone Massage Do For Me?

About two weeks ago, one of our clients came to us requesting massage her stomach because she had the period with her at that moment. Then I gave her one Hot Stone Massage session to her and told her that she can get the hot stone kit on Amazon and do it herself at home next time. In this post, I am going to introduce a little bit about the history and origin of Stone Massage Therapy,  its Features, Uses, and Instructions.

The Origin Of Hot Stone Therapy

Since ancient times, hot stone therapy has been used by various therapists and health warlocks all around the world in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. For example, In one article “The History Of Stone Massage,” the author notes that ” these folks healers used heated stones to diminish the discomfort of menstruation, plus the application of cold stones to slow bleeding after labor.”

A modern hot stone massage uses volcano stones. The advantages of the volcano stones are mineral elements retained and heat preservation function. According to the characteristics of the human body, the quarrying expert selects all qualified stones and process to rough machining and fine grinding. At last, an Energy hot stone for massage is made.

The Features of Hot Rock Massage

Recently, Hot Stone Massage is very popular because of the features of simple, economical, and back to nature with no side effects. It can adapt to a wide range of symptoms and the effects are extensive and significant. On the other hand, hot stone therapy is able to integrate alternative therapies theory with modern medical theory and can be used for treatment or auxiliary medical treatment, both preventive medicine function.

The Uses Of Hot Stone Massage

The hot stone itself is rich in trace elements and minerals. It has micropores on the surface and has strong temperature storage properties. When a Hot Stone Massage is served, there are at least 3 effects can be reached.


Hot stone has a highly consistent temperature and conductivity. While sliding a hot stone on the skin, warm energy flows with hot stone, especially when hot stones work with natural plant essential oils. Conveying the heat in the depths of the body, the body relaxes completely. After heat enters the sebum layer, it effectively softens and decomposes the adipose tissue, accelerates systemic metabolism at high temperatures, promotes the dissolution, enzymatic, and detoxification of fat cells, allowing the body to feel comfortable and warm. Lymphatic drainage with hot stones will also make it easier to excrete toxins.


When getting a hot stone massage, it can relieve stress and anxiety. Because of the fast pace of modern lifestyle, people experience stress from both physical and emotional aspects. Use hot stone for body massage, combine natural plant essential oils with a therapeutic massage or another type of stone energy treatment, to coordinate anti-stress treatments for different symptoms of customers. People are able to get benefits from mental relaxation, sleep improvement, physical relaxation, energy increase, and pressure relief.

Slimming & Beauty

With the assistance of Deep Tissue massage, hot stone therapy is able to enhance the blood circulation within the vessels and lymphatic blocks. Besides that, heat is transferred to the body through the stones to balance the energy in the body. In addition, cooperating with acupressure or lymphatic techniques, improves the water retention of lower limbs and eliminates edema and achieves the purpose the body sculpting.

While using hot stone massage for facial massage, the skin of the face is dilated and the blood circulation is accelerated, and the oxygen and nutrients are fully supplied to the skin. The skin toxin is completely excreted, and the metabolism of the epithelial cells is vigorous, and the activities of the sebaceous glands and sweat glands are also active. The skin thus becomes more rosy and beautiful.

Instructions Of Hot Stone Massage

If you have common head symptoms such as a headache, dizziness, tinnitus, insomnia,  you can apply a proper amount of Essential Oil to the forehead, temples, and posterior hairline. Use a warm hot stone to soothe the forehead and neck for 15 to 20 minutes, and use 2 hot stones press and hold the temples 2 to 3 minutes at the same time.

If you have common shoulder and neck symptoms such as shoulder and neck tensions, stiff neck, chronic strain, sports injuries, applying a proper amount of Aromatherapy Essential Oil to the neck and shoulders then perform a hot stone massage to massage around the neck and shoulders. Then use the hot stone side to gently push and pull.

If you have common abdomen symptoms like irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, palace cold, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion,  applying a proper amount of Aromatherapy Essential Oil to the abdomen, but please avoid the navel and use the palm of your hand to smooth the circle clockwise, then use hot stones to soothe the abdomen and place the hot stone in the umbilicus with a hot compress for 10 to 15 minutes.

If you have common waist symptoms like low back pain, kidney deficiency, excessive fatigue, chronic strain and so on. Take appropriate amount of Aromatherapy Essential Oil at the waist, use stones to push and pull the sides of the spine up and down, the bladder for 5-8 minutes, then use hot stones to soothe the circle and put it on the kidney for 10 minutes.

The Conclusion About Hot Stone Massage

The hot stone massage is a kind of combination of massage therapy and stone therapy. Both are indispensable. while the stone has the energy of the earth and it places on the skin or meridian of the human body, the heat is continuously transmitted through the deep heat conduction and it acts on the body part and the whole system. Then, through the conduction of the reflection points, the muscle tissue and the joint have an excitation regulating function. Furthermore, this therapy combines Aromatherapy, people are able to sooth fatigue, relax nerve and replenish energy, and even feel the beauty of nature.

By Connie

Connie is the Lead Massage Therapist and General Manager at Wonderland Spa.

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