What is Hot Stones therapy?

Hot stone therapy is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are positioned along your spine, in the palms of your hands, along your legs and between the toes. Typically from river beds, basalt stones are used for massage as they have a rich iron content that retains heat. Cold marble stones are often used in the treatment to help aid with detoxing and healing the body.

How does Hot Stones therapy work?

The hallmark of hot stone massage is the use of the heated stones. Basalt river rocks are typically used because they are smooth (from the river's current) and retain heat well.

In preparation for the treatment, the massage therapist heats the stones in a professional stone heater until they are within a precise temperature range, typically between 110 and 130 degrees Fahrenheit. (Stones that are too hot can cause burns.)

 

What are the benefits of Hot Stones therapy?

The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.

Benefits of Hot Stone:

  • Provides relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions
  • Decreases pain and muscle spasms
  • Reduces chronic stress and tension
  • Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
  • Relieves pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles

 

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Hot Stones Massage for Two

Hot Stones Massage for Two 1

Two therapists perform a relaxing full body massage side-by-side with heated oil and warmed volcanic stones on certain areas of the body. Hot stones provide a powerful relaxing effect on the muscles, release the tensions much more than a regular massage, and is an excellent escape for cold days in Porto with a companion.

Duration: 01:15

Price: 135 €

Hot Stones Massage

Hot Stones Massage 2

The ultimate effective relaxing full body massage with heated oil and warmed volcanic stones applied to certain areas of the body. Hot stones provide a powerful relaxing effect on the muscles, release the tensions much more than a regular massage, and is an excellent escape for cold days in Porto.

Duration: 01:15

Price: 75 €