Hot stone massage is without doubt becoming one of our most popular massages at Zen. If you’ve never experienced this type of massage before, close your eyes and imagine lying on a massage table, letting your stress and anxieties melt away as your muscles are infused with heat and therapeutically manipulated to melt away tension, ease muscle pain and increase your circulation. Although a regular deep tissue massage is incredibly relaxing, the addition of the hot stones definitely gives it an edge.

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The Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stones help our therapists achieve a deeper more therapeutic massage as the heat from each stone penetrates deeper into the muscle, with each stroke being the equivalent to around 5 strokes of a hand. Each stone is placed on key areas of the body to help with energy flow. As your muscles relax they release toxins so we always recommend drinking plenty of water after a Hot Stone Massage to flush these out and leave your body detoxified.

The Hot Stones also encourage blood flow throughout the body which can help reduce stress, promote relaxation, relieve chronic pain from diseases such as arthritis and generally help with the healing process by bringing more oxygenated blood to the affected areas.

With stress being a large component of many illnesses and something that affects many of us, it is important to take time out and relax. A Hot Stone Massage not only gives you that time but it’s wonderfully healing for both your body and mind. So many of our clients tell us they’ve never had a treatment that’s made them feel so relaxed so quickly. And some are amazed at how much ‘lighter’ they feel after the treatment.

So, if you’ve never felt the heat from a stone before, I hope this blog encourages you to! One of our trained therapists will discuss with you the areas you would like concentrated on and the outcomes you are hoping for.

Every one of our massages are tailored exactly to suit you and your needs, leaving you feeling stress free and relaxed for the rest of your day.


Alanah, Bruntsfield Salon