Hot Stone Massage consists of traditional massage techniques with the incorporation of therapeutic heat through warm oil and perfectly heated basalt lava stones. The temperature aids in the healing process much like hot pads do. In addition each stroke with a massage stone is 10 times more effective than a traditional stroke. The benefits of this form of therapy come in two parts during the massage session. First, heat from the stones is placed on key parts of the body and along the spine. Almost instantly, the feeling of warmth, tranquility, and relaxation flows gently through the body. Second, the stones are used with massage strokes to multiply the effects. The flow of warmth is transferred deeper into the layers of tissue with the effectiveness of a deep tissue massage without the intensity.