Hot Stone Treatments

Hot Stones in Fuquay Varina

Everybody’s talking about it – Hot Stones.  Hot Stone Therapy has turned into one of the most popular and requested therapy types with therapists and spas everywhere.  The actual technique utilizes heated basalt stones.  Hot Stones can alleviate muscle spasms, chronic or acute muscle pain, and tension related to injuries.  Hot Stones can be used in conjunction with Swedish Relaxation or Deep Tissue techniques.  You should be able to leave your session feeling calm, refreshed, and ready to take on the world!

Hot Stone Massages

Van Deusen is one of the few Fuquay-Varina therapy locations offering this popular therapy. Hot Stones uses water-heated basalt stones of different sizes applied to specific points on the body. This gives strong feelings of comfort and warmth along with a deep massages.  The direct heat from the stones relaxes the muscles, which allows for manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular therapy.  The heat from the stones expands the blood vessels, allowing for enhanced blood flow and removal of wastes from the body.  Hot Stones relax the nervous system and is an special treat for the body.

Hot stone treatment melts away stress, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each treatment session encourages deeper muscle relaxation through the positioning of smooth, water-heated stones at vital points on the body. Our professional therapists also incorporate customized massages, with the usage of hot stones which offers increased benefits.

The assumption behind hot stone therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Combining hot rock protocols with a total body therapy provides a very healing and powerful experience. The hot rocks also expand blood vessels, which supports blood flow through the body. The hot rocks have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and encourage deep relaxation.

Health Benefits of Hot Stones

  • Supplies relief from pain related to fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic afflictions
  • Reduces pain and muscle spasms
  • Reduces chronic stress and tension
  • Raises flexibility in joints, assisting in simpler mobility and movement
  • Relieves pain and stress created by strained and contracted muscles

History of Hot Stones

The use of hot rocks has been recorded in history from a number of years past. By looking at historical cultures and civilizations we can see that as individuals we’ve used hot stones for eons. For heating our homes to sacred rituals.

Hot Stone Techniques (YouTube)

The Theory Behind the Hot Stones

Hot Stone therapy is a specialty bodywork therapy that integrates smooth, heated, basalt stones. This type of therapy is very soothing and relaxing. The heat from the stones helps tight muscles to release tension and stress.

Hot Stone therapy has been around for centuries and is now one of the most requested types of therapies offered in spas and wellness centers. Your therapist will place hot stones on various areas of tension in the body and will use the stones to perform the therapy as well.  While the stones provide heating to these different areas as needed, your  therapist will accompany that with general actions such as circular and kneading methods similar to the Swedish style.

Learn about Fuquay-Varina Massages by Van Deusen Health & Wellness