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What is a Hot Stone Massage?

The hot stone massage is a technique in which therapists use hot and smooth stone and place it on a specific point on your back or other body parts.

Hot stone massage offers a unique and deeply relaxing experience that combines the benefits of heat therapy and massage techniques to promote physical and mental well-being.

At Yukie Natori Salon and Spa in NY, experienced therapists integrate the healing energies of smooth, heated river stones with strong, skilled massage techniques.

How Does Hot Stone Massage Works

During the hot stone therapy, the massage therapist will use a heated stone to apply gentle pressure along the muscles. The stones are made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat well and are heated to a safe and pleasant temperature before the massage therapist places them on the skin. The stones are smooth and round to be safe and comfortable to use on the skin. They are usually heated at a temperature of 100 to 130 degrees with a professional massage stone heater, and the therapist holds this stone before placing them on the body, to ensure that the temperature is good for the body.

The heat from the stones helps to warm the muscles and tissues, allowing the therapist to work more effectively on areas of tension and stiffness.

Before the hot stone treatment, you will discuss all concerns and medical conditions, the same as the expected results, and based on this information the therapist will customize the massage therapy.

Massage therapists use different strokes and massage techniques to produce desired results such as deep relaxation, stress reduction, and improved overall physical condition.

These are just some of the hot stone benefits, and there are plenty of others.

Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

The benefits of hot stone massages come from the synergetic effects of massaging and hot stone therapy. The main hot stone massage benefits are:

  • stress reduction

Hot stone massage brings deep relaxation to the body and stress relief with a calming effect of the hot stone in combination with the massage that soothes the nervous system and promotes a sense of tranquility.  

  • pain relief

Many therapists believe that hot stone massage therapy provides significant relief for conditions that cause chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, and muscle aches. The perfect combination of heat and massage reduces pain and discomfort, promoting a greater range of motion and relieving tension. 

  • muscle relaxation

The heat from the stone increases blood flow in the targeted area and relaxes muscles. Hot stone massage help alleviates muscle stiffness, knots, and tension.

  • increased circulation

Heated stones dilate blood vessels, increasing blood flow and circulation, which delivers oxygen, nutrients, and aids in the toxins removal and waste products, promoting overall health and healing.

  • improved sleep quality

Relaxation and stress reduction that hot stone massage produces leads to more restful sleep.

  • detoxification

Improved circulation always helps the body eliminate toxins and metabolic waste from the body.

Hot stone massages balance the energetic body system by restoring flow of the energy and removing energetic blockages, leaving the body in harmony and promoting overall well-being.

The American Massage Therapy Association has approved some of the benefits of hot stone massage.

What to Expect During a Hot Stone Massage

There is not much difference between hot stone massage and any other when it comes to procedure. 

At Yukie Natory, we start the treatment with a consultation about health conditions, expectations, and preferences to bring our clients a unique and extraordinary massage experience. We encourage our clients to communicate openly and comfortably with the therapist to ensure the best possible experience. Our licensed and professional massage therapist will explain the procedure and discuss any specific concerns or areas of focus you may have. 

You will lie down on the massage table, covered with soft sheets, and the therapist will start to put hot stones on specific areas of your body, such as your back, legs, arms, or hands.  As the stones rest on your body, you will feel a heat sensation spreading through your muscles and start to experience relaxation throughout the body. The massage therapist usually uses heated stones to provide strokes or may perform Swedish massage techniques to treat the specific area of tension. Also in some cases, massage therapists may alternate hot and cold stones for some areas during the hot stone treatments.

Depending on your needs the therapist may incorporate other complementary techniques, such as aromatherapy with scented oils, gentle stretching, or traditional massage techniques.

At the end of the massage therapy session, you will get a recommendation to stay hydrated and how to prolong the positive effects of massage therapy.

Why Choose Hot Stone Massage?

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The hot stone massage is a holistic therapy that offers a unique and indulgent experience to the body, mind, and spirit. If you are seeking a method to restore balance and harmony, addressing physical discomfort and emotional and energetic imbalances, a hot stone massage is the right choice.

Hot stones massage has numerous benefits such as deep relaxation, good sleep, stress relief, relieve pain, muscle pain and stiffness alleviation, detoxification, and energetic balance.

Hot stones massage can provide relief and benefits for various medical conditions, and it can be used as a complementary therapy for muscle tension and pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia pain, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, and stress-related condition. Hot stone massage helps to relax muscles and reduce spasms making it particularly beneficial for individuals with joint disorders and those experiencing pain and limitations in daily life.

The exceptional and abundant benefits of hot stone therapy make it an enticing and worthwhile experience that you should try.

Risks and Potential Side Effects


There are also certain health conditions where not suitable to use hot stone massage. Some individuals should avoid this kind of therapy as pregnant women, people with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, nerve disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, blood clotting disorders, or autoimmune diseases.

You should avoid hot stone massages if you are too sensitive to heat, have open wounds, or have some skin problems such as sunburns, eczema, or dermatitis. If you have had recent surgeries, injuries, or fractures, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider before receiving a hot stone massage.

The hot stone massage is generally safe and without side effects, but some people may experience discomfort caused by heat or skin reaction to oil or other products used during massage therapy. The heated stones therapy offers deep relaxation and may leave you feeling tired or lightheaded afterward. Massage therapists will check you and ask you about how you feel after the hot stones treatment.

We will serve you water and tea after the massage treatment to make an easy and gentle transition to reality.


Costs of Hot Stones Massage Therapy

At Yukie Natory Salon and Spa in New York, you can get EASTERN HOT STONES MASSAGE for the price:

50min/$135 

80min/$155

Use this opportunity to experience the remarkable blend of relaxation, therapeutic benefits, and rejuvenation that can transform your body and soul.

Book your appointment today and embark on a holistic approach toward wellness, with long-lasting traditions from Chinese medicine.

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