$97 for Hot-Stone Massage Package at Balance Wellness and Massage ($209 Value)

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Massage therapists relieve stress & aches in pampering hot-stone massages with aromathreapy and steam towel and peppermint foot treatments

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The Deal

  • $97 for one 75-minute hot-stone massage package with steam towel treatment, aromatherapy, and peppermint foot treatment ($209 value)

Massage Therapists Ben Parker (MT101638) and Jamie Hill Lacy (MT110287)

Hot-Stone Massage: Volcanic Relaxation

The hot stones used during massage aren’t just for a warm sensation—they actually make muscles more pliable. Check out Groupon’s guide to the theories behind hot-stone massage.

For a hot-stone massage, basalt stones are first heated to temperatures in excess of 1,300 degrees. This is long before the massage begins, of course, when basaltic magma is still trapped beneath the earth’s surface. After it erupts, the rivers of lava rapidly cool, then finally harden into finely textured volcanic stones. It’s with about a dozen such stones that therapists heighten the healing powers of their massages. The stones are dense and rich in iron, making them excellent retainers of heat and an important part of a balanced ogre diet. When a massage therapist heats a polished specimen to about 120 degrees, the stone disperses that warmth slowly as it is rubbed against tense muscles. The rocks obtain their uniform level of heat through a special temperature-controlled water bath. Hot-stone therapists’ emphasis on safety also means that when stones are resting on the body, they’re often placed atop a sheet or other draping material to ensure that skin doesn’t become uncomfortably hot. 

Beyond this standard protocol, different therapists have their own techniques—some apply oil for a smoother massage, while others may place stones in the palms of the hands or even between toes. Regardless of the therapist’s approach, though, the stones pass more heat along to tense muscles than is possible through bare hands, which increases blood flow to the area and helps injuries speedily recover. Therapists may take advantage of muscles’ heat-induced pliability to work with deeper pressure, getting at trigger points or extra-tight areas hiding beneath the body’s protective wax coating.

Customer Reviews

The massage was so wonderful and the staff so friendly and engaging that I took my 79 year old mother there to get a hot stone massage.
Dannata T. · June 3, 2017
A nice environment very quiet and peaceful, nice aromatherapy. Chloe really listened to what I needed asked me about pressure and areas I needed attention, which is good cause I like a lot of pressure. I had the hot stone and it is a wonderful treatment- very therapeutic. The best I have had in Georgetown, I have already rebooked.
Kiley N. · August 14, 2016
Great atmosphere, great service and a fantastic massage. Jennifer Ebert is a professional and personable massage therapist. She did a great job on me. I'm experiencing a lot less pain and discomfort since I visited Balanced Wellness
Greg J. · July 29, 2015

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