Heat has long been known for its therapeutic property and hot stones have been used in massage for over 2,000 years. Basalt stones also known as Lava rock are heated then used to massage the spine, shoulders and neck, which soothes pain, muscle spasm and tension.
Placed along the back of your spine and neck, they relax tense muscles helping the muscles fibres to smooth out and release which promotes deep relaxation. Sometimes, cold stones are also used to relieve trauma injury and inflammation. My treatments work well after Osteopathic treatments as this helps reduce tension from muscles that have got too tight.