Hot Stone Therapy was practiced by Tibetan monks and American Indians. Deeper levels relaxation can be achieved by placing or moving heated stones over the skin to increase circulation, relax muscles, and soothe the mind.
People with diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Bursitis, Tendonitis or Osteoarthritis benefit from Hot Stone Therapy due to increased circulation to the adhesions in the muscles surrounding the joints and the removal of adhesions in soft tissue.
Hot Stone Therapy is applied with lotion and the use of hot stones. The therapist places the stones on the client on top of a flannel sheet. After the client is warmed by the stones, the therapist uses the stones to massage the client. This technique is both relaxing and therapeutic.
This therapy is applied with clothes removed to the client’s comfort level with use of proper draping techniques.