The Ancient Art Of Healing
4402 Peach Street Suite 2, Erie, PA 16509
Monday - Saturday
9:30am - 7:30pm
By Appointment Only
9:30am - 7:30pm
By Appointment Only
What Is A Hot Stone Massage?
Our hot stone massages are an advanced form of massage therapy that use smooth heated stones.
Our licensed massage therapist place the hot stones on specific parts of your body, so that the weight & heat from the stones warm & relax your muscles, allowing us to apply deeper pressure without discomfort.
The stones are usually placed along both sides of the spine, in the palms of your hands, on your stomach, legs, & feet.
If you've been experiencing headaches or migraines, sometimes a stone is also placed on the forehead.
Your therapist will then take a stone in each hand & use Swedish massage techniques, typically using long gliding strokes, with a bit of kneading & rolling with the stones, since the warmth allows us to penetrate deeper into the muscles with lighter pressure.
Of course the decision is yours & if you're the type who likes more pressure, we can easily use deep tissue massage techniques as well.
How Are The Stones Heated?
One of the many questions we routinely get asked is if this type of massage hurts or burns.
You should experience no pain or burning sensation during your session. If you ever feel any pain (which you shouldn't) or the stones are too warm, please immediately inform your therapist.
We use professional stone heaters that keep the temperature of the stones between 110 & 130 degrees F. This is to prevent burns & keeps the warmth incredibly relaxing.
Obviously we don't just use any old regular stones.
Our premium hot stone massage uses basalt river rocks because of their ability to retain heat & the smoothness of the stone from the river's current.
This not only ensures quality & comfort, but makes the entire experience that much more majestic.
Our hot stone massages are like taking a nice hot bath, without the water of course.
They melt your knots & pains away & are deeply relaxing.
Here are a few more benefits:
1.) Reduces Stress & Anxiety
It's long been well documented that massage therapy has been an effective tool for stress relief. Employees at some of the worlds top companies routinely get massages during their workday to reduce stress & anxiety all while improving concentration & performance.
2.) Eases Muscle Tension & Pain
Much like a sauna or a warm bath, heat has been used for centuries to help ease muscle tension & pain. The heat from the stones may help reduce muscles spams & increase range of motion. It also helps increase blood flow throughout the body, & specifically to areas that need healing.
3.) Promotes Sleep
To anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an excellent stone massage, the fact that you usually have to be woken up once your session is over is no mystery.
What's fascinating is that research studies have documented for years that for some reason, massage has been a healthy alternative to sleeping pills.
After a massage, studies have shown that you enjoy more restorative sleep, & fall asleep faster.
Call CM Massotherapy today & schedule your next hot stone massage appointment with one of our highly trained & experienced massage therapist.
Hot Stone Massage
Smooth stones are heated and then lubricated with oil or essential oils, the therapeutic effects of heat are used to relax muscles more deeply. Used as an extension of the therapist’s hands, the use of massage stones induces deep relaxation and provides a unique experience many find to be tremendously calming and centering.