Hot Stone Massage Therapy: A Relaxation Technique for Muscles

Many people experience muscle soreness from sitting for long periods at work or engaging in physically demanding activities. While there are various massage techniques such as Thai massage, acupressure, and aromatherapy, hot stone massage therapy has become increasingly popular for its significant benefits in alleviating muscle fatigue and enhancing skin health.


Hot Stone Massage Overview:

Hot stone massage involves placing heated stones on different body parts as an alternative to manual pressure. The consistent weight of the stones, combined with their heat, helps alleviate pain, stiffness, and muscle tension. This technique also stimulates blood circulation and internal balance, which can brighten and revitalize the skin if done regularly.

Commonly Used Stones:

Basalt stones, or volcanic rocks, are commonly used for their fine texture and high mineral content. These stones retain heat well and are typically smooth and flat, making them ideal for massaging without irritating the skin.

Benefits of Hot Stone Massage:

  1. Alleviates muscle pain and stiffness, particularly beneficial for conditions like Office Syndrome.
  2. Stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, enhancing overall health and skin radiance.
  3. Regular sessions can improve digestive system function.
  4. The heat from the stones helps expel toxins through the pores, especially when combined with oils, moisturizing and smoothing the skin.
  5. Increases serotonin levels, boosting happiness and reducing feelings of depression.
  6. Enhances immune system function, reducing allergy symptoms and muscle soreness, promoting relaxation.
  7. Improves sleep quality, reducing stress and anxiety.


  • The stones are heated in water or an oven to approximately 45-50 degrees Celsius to ensure they are warm but not too hot for the skin.
  • Stones are initially placed on a cloth on the body to acclimate the skin to their heat.
  • Once accustomed, the stones are used to massage the body, starting from the feet and moving up to the thighs, arms, back, neck, and shoulders.

Experience at Divana Spa:

Guests typically find the hot stone massage deeply relaxing and effective in relieving pain from their first session. Divana Spa offers an appealing program, the Ayurvedic Rose Glamour, which nurtures and pampers the skin from head to toe using the benefits of roses, rose quartz stones, and cooling almond oil. This program lasts 210 minutes and costs 7,250 THB.

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