Frequently Asked Questions

Hot stone massage is one of the most popular methods of massage therapy for several reasons. Your clients will benefit from the deeply relaxing experience induced by the heat from the massage stones. This warmth radiates into the muscles of your massage client, relaxing their muscles and allowing the therapist to work deeper into the muscles. You, as a massage therapist, will greatly benefit by not only seeing an increase in profitability, as you can charge more per massage, but you will not have to use as much strength and energy (and thereby less wear on your body) to achieve the same results on your client.

Cold stone therapy is also becoming very popular. It is common to use stones that have been chilled in the same massage routine as hot stones. When cold stones are use on the body the act as a powerful decongestant. Basalt stone can be used for cold stone therapy but most people are finding that marble provides an even better material for this type of therapy due to its ability to be colder (or draw heat from the body) better than other stones. Please read through all of our frequently asked questions pages that are listed below to find out more about hot and cold massage stone therapy.
How do hot stones work?
The most common and effective type of stone to use for hot stone massage is basalt stone, often called mexican beach pebble. Due to its mineral composition, mainly silica with traces of iron, it retains heat very well. Use of these hot stones warms the muscles and allows practitioners to access deeper tissues more quickly than with conventional massage while saving their fingers from repetition and pressure oriented injuries. Hot stone massage combines the benefits of hydrotherapy and thermotherapy, the use of heat applications, with the strokes of massage using stones to create a deep, relaxing and healing treatment. The heat of the stones warms the skin, which allows for the absorption of moisturizing and therapeutic oils, while simultaneously preparing the musculature of the body so the therapist can work into the deeper muscle layers. Benefits of thermotherapy include: increased local circulation, improved blood flow to surrounding tissues, and greater ability to transport toxins and waste products from the area. An ancillary benefit is that the stones provide a wonderful tool that creates a sense of depth in the massage without the extra wear and tear on the therapist's hands.
What color are your massage stones?
What shapes do I need?
Where do your stones come from & how are they prepared?
Can I take a class in Hot Stone Massage?
Do I have to be a massage therapist to buy or watch your videos?
Why are your sets more expensive than some companies, and less than others?
Do you have bulk discounts or wholesale prices?
What types of stones are best for Cold Stone Therapy?
Why should I consider use of cold stones?
What are the benefits of using cold stones?
What are some specific area that I could use cold stones?
Using both heat and cold in your treatments?