Hot Stone Therapy Review


I first heard about hot stone therapy back in the 90’s. I had read several articles about this modality way before I ever got involved with bodywork, but to be honest with you, I thought it was ridiculous. I mean the thought of someone rubbing hot rocks all over my body seemed silly and not at all comfortable - so I never really gave it another thought.

However, several years ago I met a massage practitioner here in the city. I had called her to see if she was interested in using my reflexology services in her massage practice. When you are seeking employment as a body worker, it’s protocol to show your ability by giving a sample session of your work. So we set up a time to do a “swap.” I gave her a session of traditional foot reflexology, and then a week later I went back to receive a Hot Stone Reflexology session.

I had heard about using stones for body massage, but never reflexology. Let me give you a quick foot note on hot stones.

* Hot stone work involves the use of Basalt stones. These stones are formed from hot molten lava cooled, and contain a high percentage of iron/magnesium content, which makes them extremely dense and gives them an awesome ability to retain heat for long periods of time. They also have energetic properties which gives added benefit to bodywork.

Hot Stone Reflexology uses the same principles of reflexology, however hot stones are used instead of the practitioners fingers. Oil is also used (applied to the calves and feet) which is not the case with traditional reflexology.

Anyway, about 5 minutes into the session I realized that the heat from the stones was causing me to become incredibly relaxed (like I was melting). And what was even more incredible, was the fact that I could feel the heat from the stones on the correlating part of my body that she was working on.

For example: when she ran the stone along the spinal reflex, I immediately felt energy and heat along my spine. I was fighting not to fall asleep because a part of me wanted to be conscious, so I could observe what she was doing. It was as if the stones had become an extension of her hands. I honestly couldn’t feel the difference between the two.

After the session was over, I asked where she got her training and how I could sign up. I was flabbergasted! Me….like this? Needless to say, you know the rest of the story.

This just goes to show you…..never say never!

And if you can find someone in your area that practices this modality, please check it out.

*There are certain health contraindications that must be observed when receiving hot stone work, so be sure to ask your practitioner about these.

Hot Stone work is available for a complete body massage, as well as for foot reflexology.

And trust me…

…you’ll love getting stoned!




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6 comments

  1. Honestly, Ron, I can say I have enjoyed being stoned!!! bwahahahahaha! Great Review!!

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  2. Smusen63May 03, 2012

    This way of getting stoned sounds more up my ally than the "traditional" method! Melting....sounds divine!

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  3. *giving you a HIGH five*

    Bwhahahahahahhahaha!

    You GO, girl!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a faaaaabulous Thursday!

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  4. Hey there Suzi~

    "Melting....sounds divine!"

    OMG....you would LOVE it! It's heavenly!

    Hot stone massage feels especially great during the colder winter months because it's so warming.

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a terrific Thursday!

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  5. good gaud, i almost nodded off just reading this. i've tried acupuncture and it wasn't as bad as i thought, but it didn't help me. can this be use for pain. i'm always in pain somewhere. i was thinking of a massage until i can go for physical therapy.

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  6. Val you would looooooooooove hot stone massage!

    I too have tried acupuncture and really enjoyed it. I honestly thought that because of the use of needles it would hurt, but it didn't.

    " can this be use for pain. i'm always in pain somewhere. i was thinking of a massage until i can go for physical therapy."

    Yes, it can be used for many things (including ain). But just make sure to inform the massage therapist when you set up your appointment, that you're experiencing pain (and where) because if your pain is due to muscle sprains, you do NOT want to apply heat to the area. Most massage therapist who offer hot stone massage will ask you questions before giving it just to be sure you don't fall into any of the contraindications.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl!

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