Hot stones massage is a step up from Swedish massage and uses the heat from carefully selected basalt stones to open up the muscles thus allowing a deeper level of treatment.
Combining the Swedish techniques with the hot stones, the main goal of the hugely popular Hot Stones Massage to relax the muscles, open the blood vessels and increase oxygenation.
In addition hot stones massage is known to help:
Swedish massage is the entry-level if you like into the massage world.
So if you book “a massage” chances are it will be Swedish.
Originating – as the name suggests – in Sweden, it’s main goal is to relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of the body’s circulation.
In addition Swedish massage is known to: