Set of 5 hot massage stones essential for moments of rest and relaxation.
An ancestral and very soothing method used by many people. Also known as “Hot Stone Therapy”, it requires the use of basalt stone, a volcanic rock with the particularity of accumulating and retaining heat. The heat is released and irradiates the body for absolute relaxation and release of tension.
Product: - Evacuate stress and untie the tensions of the nerves. - Relieve pain and strengthen muscles. - Improve blood circulation. - Eliminate toxins to strengthen the immune system. - Bodily relaxation and spiritual well-being
Reusable. Size of the 5 identical stones Dimensions: 5cm (L) x 6cm (W) x 1.8cm (D) Net weight: 950g
How to Heat Massage Stones - at home
Once the hot stone massage stones are cleaned, there are several methods for heating them.
Professionals tend to use a stone warmer, but my favorite method is with a slow cooker. Place a wet old rag at the bottom of the slow cooker, placing stones on top of it. If you’re afraid of scratching the sides of the slow cooker then wrap the stones in a larger wet rag/towel. Turn on low and let them heat through until they reach about 130°F. Temperatures vary, so this can take an hour or more depending on your slow cooker.
Another way to heat the hot stone massage stones is in your oven. Place stones in an old cake pan. Heat the oven on low, until the stones reach the temperature you prefer.
The stones may be too hot to handle at first. I recommend using a pot holder, towel, or tongs to grab the stones. You can dip stones in cool water if they get too hot, but don’t let them get cold or you’ll need to start over. Pat them dry with another old towel and they’re ready to use!
How to Massage With Hot Stones
Lie On Your Stomach
First, lie on your stomach. Place the stones along the center of your back, directly over the spine. You can also line up stones on either side of your spine. Place one above each shoulder blade, or concentrate on the shoulders. It’s really up to you how you do it.
You can leave hot stone massage stones in place until they start to cool, or you can have a partner gently rub the stones over the area that needs massaging. I have sciatica, so I concentrate on the lower back, just above the hip. I leave the stones on for 20 minutes or so, sometimes going back for a second round.
Using Massage Oil
You can usemassage oilif you wish, or you can massage dry with the stones. Do whatever feels best for you. If I’m doing it in the evening, I use a few drops oflavender essential oilto the stones to help relax my muscles even more and help me drift off to sleep. If you do use oil, be sure to clean your stones when you finished. Essential oils will evaporate over time, but massage oils like jojoba can turn rancid if the stones are not cleaned. I use coconut oil for massage oil when I need to alleviate this possible problem. If you can’t use coconut oil, choose an oil that is slower to degrade, such as avocado or rice bran oil.
Cleaning Your Stones
Cleaning the hot stone massage stones after you are finished is always a good idea, even if you don’t use oil. Dead skin cells can cling to the surface and build up over time. Give your stones a bath, dry them well, and store in a closed container – they’ll last for years this way.