A therapeutic massage which is very popular in Holland Landing and has a number of benefits is hot stone massage. In this massage, smooth stones are warmed and placed on various points on the body which relax the body and allow the therapist to relax the deepest tissues of the body. The heated stones provide extra relaxation to any tight or stiff muscles in the body.
The warmth and pressure from the stones helps in easing sore muscles and releasing mental and physical tension. It also improves the blood circulation of the body providing many health advantages. The better blood circulation delivers greater oxygen to different parts of the body which helps keep the person active. Other advantages of hot stone massage include reduced stress and anxiety, chronic pain relief and enhanced flexibility.