Hot Stone Massage

We offer various massage treatments for everybody, from pregnant women to athletes.
The Iphie’s Massage Services team is here to answer all of your questions about hot stone massage. We are a professional, reliable service that offers high-quality massages at affordable rates. In this article, we will discuss what benefits you can get from a hot stone massage and how it works. Take the time to read our tips for getting the most out of your treatment with Iphie’s Massage Services!

A hot stone massage is a type of deep tissue massage that utilizes heated stones to penetrate deeply into the muscles. The stones are typically flat and smooth, often basalt or river rocks from China or India. We use high-quality polished quartz stones for our treatments.

Benefits of hot stone massage

The benefits associated with this treatment can vary by a person because it depends on what your needs are at the time you visit Iphie’s Massage Services! The most common benefits people report feeling after receiving a hot stone massage is reduced tension in their bodies, which may lead to an increased sense of relaxation overall and faster recovery times post-workout. Some other reported benefits include pain relief and improved circulation around joints due to the stones’ ability to retain heat.

How do we perform hot stone massage?

A hot stone massage is a form of deep tissue massage that we offer to help you relax and unwind. During the hot stone massage, we first apply a herbal compress to your body, which helps take off any tension in your muscles, before using heated stones to apply pressure along specific points or areas of concern to alleviate muscle soreness and pain. The heat from the stones can penetrate deeper than other forms of massage because they are placed directly on top of the skin, targeting tense knots more effectively. This heating process also promotes better circulation via increased blood flow as it soothes tight muscles.

Risks involved with hot stone massage

One potential risk associated with this type of treatment includes burns if one is not careful with the temperature of the stones. It is imperative to make sure that the heat from the stones does not exceed 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) and we have a thermometer on-site for our clients to check, just in case!

Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I do before a hot stone massage?

It’s best if you are hydrated before coming into Iphie’s Massage Services, so we can give you 100% relaxation by making sure all toxins have been released! Sometimes, drinking water beforehand is enough, but other times we recommend a herbal tea treatment or detox drink which helps cleanse your system fully as well as take off any tension in your muscles before going into a massage session.
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What temperature should hot stones be for massage?

Hot stones need to be at least 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius), so we have a thermometer on-site for our clients to check just in case! The heat from the rocks will slowly penetrate your muscles and joint spaces, which brings relief. If they are too cold, then this won’t happen, leading only to superficial warmth. We recommend having them about 20-30 minutes before starting your session because this will give you enough time to warm up before the massage.
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What is the purpose of a hot stone massage?

The purpose of a hot stone massage is to help you with whatever ailment or condition has been bothering you. Hot stone massage specifically helps people release toxins and alleviate stress, but it can also tackle pains in the back, neck, and shoulders as well!
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Are hot stone and deep tissue massage the same?

A hot stone massage is a type of deep tissue massage that incorporates heated stones. We offer both services, so if you want to know more about hot stone massages, just call us and we’ll answer any questions you might have!
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What does hot stone massage include?

A typical session will last 60 minutes and can cover nearly the entire body, including the neck, back, chest, abdomen, and feet, for maximum relaxation. We also use blankets to provide warmth during the colder months, or clients may bring their own blankets, which they are welcome to do; it makes them feel at ease when receiving treatment from someone new in this intimate setting.
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Does hot stone massage release toxins?

Our hot stone massages can help break down these toxins, but that is not the main purpose. A hot stone massage is a relaxing treatment.
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What stones are used in hot stone massage?

The stones we use are made from a mixture of rocks, including basalt, marble, and granite. We like to have around twelve on me at any given time during the massage session so that we can really customize your experience according to what you need!
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What do I wear for a hot stone massage?

We want our clients to be as comfortable as possible while being massaged, so please feel free to dress in shorts or just underwear if it makes you more relaxed. You may also bring an extra towel with you if it would make you more comfortable too. We’ll likely remove ours until we’re done, but either way is fine by us!
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Where do you place a hot stone?

The placement of stones is very personal and depends on your preferences, comfort levels, and what specifically you are hoping to achieve with the session! You may enjoy having one or two on your back while lying down, as I will use my hands to work out knots in your shoulders; this would be called “effleurage”. I might also put them at specific points around your body-for example, I’d like all of our readers who experience pain in their backs from sitting too long to know that placing a heated rock between their lower ribs (near the liver) can have incredible effects because it stimulates acupressure