Hot Salt Stone Massage
Hot Salt Stone Massage at the Vermont Salt Cave Spa
Hot stone massage is a natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned on parts of the client's body to maximize the therapeutic benefit. The stones used are typically river rocks or other very smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt. These stones are heated in sanitizing water before use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. At the Vermont Salt Cave Spa, our massage therapists also add in heated salt massage stones which provide the added therapeutic effects of salt to an already healing massage. Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels. The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Always check with your doctor before getting a hot stone massage; individuals with certain conditions--including pregnant women and people with high blood pressure--are advised to avoid this type of therapy.