Hot Stone Massage is one of the most relaxing forms of massage a person can receive. The use of stones and gemstones for healing purposes dates back thousands of years. Basalt (the kind of stone used in this type of massage), also known as Lava stone is an igneous volcanic rock – which is basically molten lava that has solidified under intense heat and pressure. In other words, basalt differs from other igneous rock by being of volcanic origin.
Since basalt is formed from molten lava, and molten lava is rock that was heated so much it became liquid, there is a lot of strength, fire and power contained within basalt. Some of its healing properties include:
- Brings physical and mental strength and courage
- Raises energy levels
- Increases Libido
- Calms emotions
- Enhances Creativity
- Brings Stability
- Helps with anger management
- Considered to be a fertility stone for women
- Considered to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and disinfectant
- Cleanses Negativity
Not only is Hot Stone Massage deeply relaxing, the stones carry their own healing properties as well.