This massage uses heated basalt stones that warm your muscles, allowing a much deeper working of the tissues than conventional massage. Oil is smoothed onto the skin and the stones are then worked in place of the therapist’s hands, applying pressure and heat to the body. It is said that one stroke of the stone is equivalent to ten of the hand.
The use of hot stones for healing is apparent in many cultures, however it wasn’t until Mary Nelson introduced her hot stone massage technique called LaStone, that the use of hot stones for massage caught on. This massage is incredibly detoxing and relaxing.