Many people ask about what hot stones do for massage. Hot stones gradually release heat into the tissue loosening the tissue and allow increased blood flow to the heated area which helps to stimulate healing. Each custom 2 hour session includes hot stones for my clients which helps give deeper relaxation for the muscles. Since the muscles and other tissues are loosened by hot stones, the provider can go deeper into the tissue while reducing the pain experienced. I use hot stones in specific parts of the body during the session to allow the heat to be released while working on other areas of the body. In addition to pain relief, the soothing heated release from the hot stones helps to reduce stress as well.