Hot Stone Massage
Warm relaxation and pain relief in Mesa, AZ
Hot Stones are incorporated in a focused or full body massage. The warmth from the Hot Stones are relaxing, promote pain relief, and can ground the body using natural stones.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness, and increases circulation and metabolism.
Hot Stones may be incorporated into the neck part of the massage in a regular session, or a full body Hot Stone Massage must be pre-booked when scheduling your appointment. To schedule a full body Hot Stone Massage, click on Hot Stone Massage when booking online.
Hot Stones, when coupled with massage, also helps to expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. It involves flat basalt stones being immersed in warm water, and then placed unto certain parts of the body.
Experienced Massage Therapists who are licensed to perform Hot Stone Massage will know the appropriate temperature for Hot Stones, as they are never “hot” but are a very warm and cozy temperature like taking a warm bath. At Tara’s Holistic Massage and Skincare, we promise you your therapist is highly experienced in Hot Stone Massage since 2015 and has the acknowledgement of beautifully orchestrating the Hot Stones into a massage with gradience and ease.
The stones may be placed:
along your spine
on your stomach
on your chest
on your face
on your palms
on your feet and toes
Studies show that a Hot Stone Massage may be a helpful way to reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and ease pain and muscle tension. It may be helpful for a variety of conditions and circumstances.
Pressure can vary as well between light to deep pressure, and can be incorporated into a Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial, Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy, and other various types of modalities.
Hot Stone Massage therapy is not recommended for anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, varicose veins, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, decreased pain sensitivity, recent wounds, areas of weakened or inflamed skin, tumours, metal implants, recent chemotherapy, radiation or surgery or are on medication that thins the blood. If you think you may be pregnant, please let your therapist know.
If you have a serious medical condition you need to provide the spa with a letter from your doctor or practitioner confirming that the treatment is suitable for you.
Hot stones will not leave red marks or burn your skin. If they are too hot to you, then let your therapist know so that they can be cooled down a bit. Hot Stones are sanitized after each client.
Clients often describe Hot Stone Massage as comforting and deeply relaxing. The warmth is soothing for people who tend to feel chilly. The heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work deeper while using lighter pressure.
Paired with Therapeutic Massage, it can be the best massage to relieve stress and muscle tension. Therapeutic massage can loosen painful knots and realign deeper layers of muscle through a combination of firm pressure and slow strokes. Your therapist will not only work on the usual muscles but on the connective tissue as well.
If you have an area of particular concern, such as a tight neck, you can ask your therapist to spend more time in this area. Depending on your preferences, you can ask your massage therapist to use light to deep pressure in a Hot Stone Massage.
During most full-body massages, the expectation is you’ll be undressed. Your massage therapist will ask you to undress for your massage while they wait outside. It’s up to you whether or not to keep your underwear on.
Your massage therapist will drape a sheet over your body. They will pull back and adjust it as they work their way around. You will be covered most of the time.
As with all treatments, inform your therapist of any medical conditions you may have and tell them if you are — or just think you might be — pregnant.
It’s best to avoid heavy meals and alcohol in the hours leading up to your massage.
Experienced massage therapists can agree that taking a shower before a massage is always a good idea. You should rinse off chlorine, perisperation, or other environmental pollutants before your treatment or therapy because you don’t want all of that to be rubbed into your skin, or the therapists skin.
Shaving is not required before a massage treatment or session. Certain products may irritate newly-shaven skin.