3 Big Benefits of Hot Stone Massage


If you have never experienced hot stone massage at Balance Massage and Wellness, you are missing out a truly life-changing massage! While it may be cold outside during this early spring, the warm stones and relaxing massage make for a great therapy option for you or your friends. To get a better idea of what hot stone massage is, let us explain a few details that will help you learn more about it.

Hot stone massage is a natural therapy where warmed stones are placed on parts of your body to maximize the therapeutic benefit. These smooth-surfaced stones are heated in sanitizing water and are beneficial on both a physical and psychological level. There are a large number of benefits to hot stone massage but specifically we would like to highlight three big benefits for you.

  1. Deeper Muscle Relaxation

The stone’s heat helps you and your muscles relax allowing our massage therapists to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure but the heated stones can provide the extra relaxation you need. With the massage therapist and the hot stones, the massage can be extra beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles. The hot stones allow the massage therapist to penetrate deeper and you may find that a hot stone massage leaves you feeling better than a Swedish or deep-tissue massage.

  1. Improved Circulation

When a massage therapist performs hot stone massage, they usually allow the heated stones to rest on trigger points in your body before beginning your massage. As the heat from the stones enters deeper into your body tissues, your blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation.  The increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, which can help ease your aches and pains.

  1. Mental Benefits

Massage therapy in general can result in mental benefits as well as physical ones. We hope that the relaxation provided to you through hot stone massage helps ease some of your mental stress and tension. A hot stone massage has also been proven to combat some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression. While massage therapy should not be a substitute for traditional medical or psychiatric care, it can be an important part of your treatment or wellness plan.


We hope that by educating you on these three big benefits provided by hot stone massage, you will give it a try for your next massage experience. We have passionate and talented massage therapists that help you enjoy a relaxing hot stone massage therapy session. Because these are so popular with our clients, we recommend booking these as soon as your interested. You can reach us directly during business hours at (812) 799-7538 or book here online.

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