The masseur then uses the stones to massage with. Here, the stones are rolled along the muscles and over the skin to reduce tension in the muscles. The heat from the stones allows the muscles to relax more deeply, leading to improved blood flow and waste removal.
The hot stone massage can be adapted to the recipient's individual needs and preferences. For instance, the pressure of the massage can be adjusted and more or less use can be made of the stones. Some masseurs also use fragrant oils to make the massage even more relaxing.
Hot stone massage is suitable for people of all ages and conditions, but it is important to discuss any health problems with the masseur prior to the massage. For example, if someone suffers from a skin condition or has high blood pressure, the hot stone massage may not be suitable.