Exhilarating Hot Stone Massage Serving San Francisco

For far too long the words hot stone massage were enough to send a shiver down the spine of any person considering booking this treatment. And, to be fair, it is easy to see why. Any massage treatment that involves hot basalt stones being placed near your skin is slightly worrying. That being said, the reality of the treatment is very different and hot stone massage has offered a range of unique benefits to the San Francisco clients who have experienced our service.

At Anew Wellness Spa we are immensely proud of the fact that our hot stone massage service has helped change the perception of this beneficial massage treatment for the better. The skill, diligence and dedication demonstrated by our team of skilled massage therapists is second to none. What’s more, the relaxing and soothing qualities that are on offer in our San Francisco spa make this treatment one that you are not going to forget anytime soon. So, if you are looking for a tranquil and reenergizing massage, then there is only one number to call.

What is Hot Stone Massage?

Hot stone massage has been a staple on the massage treatment scene in North America since the early 1990s, and San Francisco is no different. In essence, hot stone massage follows many of the same principles of Swedish massage but with the addition of one important component: hot basalt stones. However, it must be noted that these heated stones will not be applied directly to your skin immediately. At first, the stones are protected by a thin layer of cloth that can be removed as the stones cool and your body becomes more accustomed to them.

The thermo-therapeutic qualities of hot stone massage can optimize your body’s energy pathways, thereby allowing for greater deep tissue manipulation to take place. In addition, it is common for our hot stone massage therapists to mix stones that are cold and at room temperature with the heated stones for the optimal massage treatment. In addition, therapeutic oil is also used to enhance the massage. This is used because they allow our therapists to work with your muscles more comfortably than might normally be the case.

Hot Stone Massage is as Old as Time

While some San Francisco residents may believe that hot stone massage is a new fad, the truth of the matter is that it is the exact opposite. It is believed that hot stone massage was practiced as far back as ancient Egyptian times. Closer to home, hot stone massage was also used by Native Americans as way of cleansing both physically and spiritually. There is also a similar massage treatment practiced in Hawaii where hot molten rocks called pohaku are used. Given its rich history in cultures around the world, it is clear to see why hot stone massage has lasted for centuries.