If you’ve never experienced a hot stone massage before, you should definitely experience this wonderfully deep sensation! We use locally harvested basalt stones, from the shores of Tofino, BC, which were originally formed by volcanic lava and naturally retain heat.

This massage treatment melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation, creating deep relief while also focusing on your full body relaxation.

Deep relief for body and mind

The heat from the stones warms up the body and relaxes the muscles in preparation for massage so our therapists can work more efficiently and deeply. This massage type is beneficial on both psychological and physical levels. Hot Stone Massage is an ancient healing art, which combines the harmonizing and cleansing effect of massage therapy with the meditative tranquility and energetic properties of basalt stones.

Hot stone massage at Cranky Knot Wellness

Hot stone massage is a natural therapy that works by positioning warm basalt stones on the patient’s body to maximize the massage benefits. These stones are heated to a specific temperature in a sanitizing water bath and contain a high level of iron, which helps the stone retain heat during the session. Once we have placed all of the stones on your body, we take a palm-sized stone with a small amount of oil and begin to massage over your body, from head to foot, working out any muscle knots in between.

Benefits of hot stone massage

Hot stone massage is a very beneficial treatment for many individuals and can help you experience the following benefits:

  • Improved Circulation
  • Mental Clarity
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Decreased chronic stress and tension
  • Enhanced flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
  • Decrease of pain and muscle spasms
  • Relief of pain and tension created by strained or contracted muscles
  • Relief from pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic conditions.