Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The common hot stones used are Basalt stones (or lava rocks), which over time, have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along your back, they help to retain heat, which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension. Once a costly treatment available only in luxury spas, the deep-relaxation therapy of hot stone massage can now be enjoyed at Taiji Body Work in New York City. The penetrating warmth of polished natural volcanic basalt stones placed on key acupressure points slowly releases heat to ease accumulated tension on your body, calming your mind and spirit, while cleansing toxins from your body.