Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage using smooth, heated stones, most commonly basalt lava stones, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. The water-heated stones come in various shapes and sizes, from tiny little stones that are placed between your toes to larger stones the therapist uses to massage your body. The Hot Stones are placed at key points on the body to allow for deeper relaxation of the muscles. The RMTs then incorporate a customized massage which can include Swedish massage and trigger point therapy with the use of Hot Stones. Hot Stone therapy has the ability to provide deeper muscle and tissue relaxation, which in turn releases toxins and improves circulation, creating a healing and relaxing experience. Because this service is provided by a Registered Massage Therapist it can be claimed under your health insurance benefit plan.