Hot stone massages have been given for centuries by massage therapists and have since found their way into modern massage therapy. In this type of massage, hot, smooth stones are placed on various parts of the body- including the spine, the palms of the hand, and on the legs, abdomen and feet- in order to warm up the muscles before the massage therapist starts. The heat allows for deeper muscle penetration without pain and discomfort. The stones have to be heated to between 110 and 130 degrees fahrenheit, which is achieved using a special stone heating machine, ensuring an ideal temperature. If the stones get too hot, they may cause burns, but our massage technicians are trained in hot stone massage and will heat the stones appropriately. Once the stones heat the muscles your massage begins, with your massage therapist occasionally pressing on the stones to further heat difficult muscles. This massage is cited to help people who suffer from anxiety, back pain, depression, and insomnia.