Hot Stone Massage Therapy

Imagine the healing and relaxing touches of warm stones placed on your aching body parts. The very thought gives you a sense of relaxation, isn’t it? Hot stone massage is designed as a specialty massage therapy, where smooth, heated stones are used as an extension of the therapists’ own hands and provide ultimate relaxation to stiff muscles, relaxing them so that the therapist can work their hands to offer you a deeper relaxing experience. At our Aura Wellness Spa NYC, hot stone massage is a specialty, providing you with

  • A deep sense of relaxation
  • Amazing comfort
  • Relief from pain
  • Skin soothing
  • Muscular relaxation
  • Deep tissue relaxation
  • Relief from stressed minds and tensed body
  • Detoxification
  • Better blood circulation
  • Sleep aid


What is Hot Stone Massage Therapy?

The use of hot stone as a massage and relaxation therapy takes inspiration from the ancient healing rituals of China and India dating back to 3,000 years. Smooth-surfaced stones are typically used for the therapy. These are either river rocks or stones made of basalt that are smooth to touch and have therapeutic effects during massage. The high iron content in basalt holds the key to heat retention during the massage session.

In North America, the use of hot stones as a health and wellness treatment can also be found back to alternative health prevention practiced by Southwestern Native Indians. Like most wellness treatments the massage therapy benefits of a hot stone massage add to the enjoyment of the full experience, which is soothing, relaxing, comforting, and healing.

Natural Evolution of Japanese Hot Stone Massage

As a volcanic island, Japan has long held a tradition of utilizing its natural mineral hot springs for healing purpose. This includes volcanic stones, such as basalt, which absorb and retain heat for longer periods. As a result, the use of basalt stones for massage started in natural healing centers as a means to provide tension relief, muscular relaxation, and deep tissue penetration.

The heat stone massage therapeutic session at Aura Wellness Spa in NYC provides magical healing touches to sore, extremely tense muscles. The heated stones ease tension and sore muscles, providing extra relaxation and soothing comfort.

You may find that a hot stone massage therapy session leaves you feeling physically and mentally better, relaxed, and relieved, easing out tension and stress from your mind, helping combat symptoms of anxiety and depression.

How Does the Hot Stone Massage Therapy Work?

Volcanic basalt stones vary in shapes and sizes and are sanitized with warm water before use at our wellness spa in NYC. These stones are then placed on chakras or different energy points on the body, coupled with different massage strokes so the client’s body experiences immediate warmth, relaxation, and calmness while your mind lulls to gentle serenity.

The heat and weight of stones relaxes tense muscles, so the therapist can penetrate deeper with different strokes and apply deeper pressure for better relief and relaxation.

Getting a Japanese hot stone body massage at Aura Wellness spa, Midtown in NYC, will help to improve blood circulation, detoxify the body, and rejuvenate the mind and body with renewed energy.

Aura Wellness Spa offers the best Hot Stone Massage Therapy in New York City. We also offer Swedish massage techniques, reflexology foot massage therapy, aromatherapy body massage, Shiatsu body massage plus couples day spa treatments all centrally located and with a beautiful and professional atmosphere in Midtown Manhattan. You’ll enjoy our therapeutic grottos, dry and steam saunas, shower and locker facilities while benefiting from our Japanese Hot Stone Massage Therapy at our spa.

Aura Wellness Spa is open daily, from 10am to 2am.

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