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Sacred Hot Stone Therapy

Sacred Hot Stone Therapy

Sacred hot stone therapy, is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while the therapist works on other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work deeper, more quickly.

Why Sacred?

Hot stones warmed by fire were used by Native Americans to treat aching muscles, and soothe complaints, but  there is now a modern revival of hot stones in massage.

The stones are not just rocks but sacred relations, the stone people clan, who have chosen to come and aide their human brothers and sisters in healing their bodies by bringing balance to the body, mind and spirit through ancient connection to the elements of life, Earth-Air-Fire-Water.

These ancient stone people were created by mighty flows of molten lava belching from the heart of the sacred mother earth,  thus their connection to fire and earth. They were cooled by the temperature around them thus their connection to air. They were shaped and smoothed by their life in the ocean or rivers, thus their connection to water.

Because they are so connected to the sacred elements of life they too are sacred. Connecting with the sacred helps us to also connect to the elements of life and thus find balance which leads to healing.

What Happens During Sacred Hot Stone Therapy

Sacred hot stone therapy begins with gentle stretches and Swedish massage to warm up the body's muscle tissue. The client sits up and the therapist places two rows of warm stones on the treatment table in alignment with both sides of your spine. The therapist covers them with a soft towel to protect you from the heat, then assists as you lay back down on them.

The therapist places stones of varying weights on the body's key energy channels, including the seven main chakras. Gemstones are also placed at key points such as the heart, throat and forehead.

Small flat warm stones are placed between the toes and medium-sized flat stones are placed in the palms. The therapist also uses hot stones as an extension of their hand while doing Swedish massage.

Benefits of Sacred Hot Stone Massage

  • Promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation
  • Alleviates stress
  • Releases toxins
  • Relieves pain
  • Improves circulation
  • Calms the psyche
  • Overall sense of well being
  • Feeling "grounded"