Hot stones are igneous stones formed by volcanic lava. They contain basalt which gives the stone the property of heat retention. Warm or cool stones are placed on specific reflex points, meridians or areas of pain to promote healing.
Using hot and cold stones during reflexology or massage has a number of benefits, such as pain relief, reducing inflammation, helping to relieve insomnia and depression, and assisting lymphatic stimulation. During a session, you can feel a greater sense of calm, and deeper relaxation.