60-Minute Hot-Stone Massage with Aromatherapy or Reflexology Session from Betsy A. Aubuchon, LMT (Up to 46% Off)

Newport

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Experienced massage therapist eases tension and pain with muscle-soothing hot stones, reflexology, therapeutic aromas, and facial massages

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, 24 hour advance notice required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. 30 minute reflexology session can be substituted with 30 minute face massage. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $65 for one 60-minute hot-stone massage with aromatherapy ($120 value)
  • $65 for one 60-minute hot-stone massage and reflexology package ($120 value)

The massage and reflexology package includes a 30-minute hot-stone massage with aromatherapy, plus a 30-minute reflexology session or face massage.

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 the familiar image of a model lying face down with a line of dark stones running down her spine is not very representative of the typical hot-stone massage—in fact, whenever the stones are resting on the body, they’ll generally be 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

44 Ratings

Betsy is fantastic, very easy to setup the appointment and the experience left me speechless. I would definitely recommend her to anybody.
Pablo L. · August 26, 2016
Betsy is very good and very knowledgeable.
Deborah T. · July 30, 2016
Great massage! Very relaxing! I already scheduled my next appointment and look forward to going back. Leslie Newport RI
Leslie A. · May 7, 2016
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