The therapist employing hot stones warms the stones in water to a comfortable temperature and places them both under and on the client, while also holding a warm stone in her hand to massage the client.
One version we offer is LaStone Therapy which, in fact, uses alternating temperatures (both warm and cool) to engender a profound sense of well-being in the client. The alternation of heat and cold is both relaxing and invigorating. An additional benefit is attained by the placement of the specially chosen smooth stones along the chakras (energy centers), as well as at other locations, and by the use of certain of the stones to massage the muscles. LaStone Therapy assists in balancing emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual energies.
Therapists with training in Hot Stone Therapy/LaStone Therapy: Darla Goddard