Ponte Vedra - Jacksonville Beach - Nocatee
Hot Stone Massage involves hot and smooth basalt stones in a Swedish style massage. The stones are heated to one hundred forty degrees in hot water and are used as an extension of the therapist's hands. The heat penetrates deeper than the pressure and the stones are used in long smooth strokes on the body. An authentic hot stone massage is not simply the "placing" of heated stones lightly upon the surface of the skin, but rather the stones are used as tools to deliver effective massage at a pressure level comfortable to the client. The beauty of the hot stone massage technique is that the client can request different levels of pressure and it can be customized in an instant. The temperature of the stones makes for a deep heating massage and is easy on the joints of the therapists hands.
The heat from the stones relaxes muscles and increases the blood flow to the area being worked. This increase in circulation and the relaxation of the muscles also aids in mental relaxation. Mental relaxation is key when a therapist is attempting to work into deeper muscles of the body.The full body treatment is a very peaceful, warm and a completely relaxing massage from face to toes.