Hot Stone Massage
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How should I heat hot rocks for massage?
The safe, professional way to heat massage rocks is with a hot stone warmer to a temperature between 130 - 145 degrees F. To avoid uneven temperatures, using a microwave or slow cooker is not recommended.
What kind of rocks are used for Hot Stone Massage?
Rocks used for Hot Stone Massage are usually made of basalt, a type of smooth volcanic rock that retains heat better than most other stones. These massage rocks often begin as a shade of gray but turn black from absorbing oils.
What comes in a Hot Rock Massage Kit?
Adding hot stone massage to your treatment menu is a relatively small investment in relation to the potential return. To help you get started, Massage Warehouse offers a number of hot rock kits for various uses or you can purchase the products individually.
What is the proper temperature for massage hot rocks?
Massage stones (or hot rocks) should be heated in water to a temperature between 130 - 145 degrees F.
What are the differences between massage stones?
Massage stones come in a number of distinct varieties but the three main types of stones include basalt, marble and salt stones. The properties of each of these stones best suit the corresponding treatments as follows:
Cold Stone Massage Therapy:
Marble is used primarily in cold stone massage treatment. Although other stones may be used, most therapists find the coolness retention properties to be most convenient.
Hot Stone Therapy:
Basalt stones are the rock of choice for hot stone therapy. Made of lava rock, these stones hold heat for a much longer period of time than other massage rocks.
Salt Stone Therapy:
When heated, Himalayan salt stones allow the essential minerals within the salt to penetrate deeply into the body. This process is believed to possess many health benefits including:
- Deep Relaxation
- Reduced Inflammation
- Improved Sleep
- Balanced Nervous System
- Improved Sense of Wellbeing
- Improves Immune Support
- Exfoliation of the Skin
- Mild Detoxification