Massage therapist creates relaxation while ridding bodies of stress with aid of hot stones
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $56 for one hot-stone massage ($85 value)
- $97.50 for two hot-stone massages ($170 value)
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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Hot stone massage is valid for woman only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Eyebrow Art Salon & Spa
What's in a name? In the case of Eyebrow Art Salon & Spa, the name only scratches the surface of the many available beauty services. The Avon salon and spa not only meticulously shapes brows, but also tends to strands, plus hands and feet, and just about everything in between. Check out a few of the less common offerings found at the spot.
- Laser hair therapy: The spa's Ultimate Hair Laser system uses 185 laser diodes to stimulate clients' scalps, which can slow hair loss and activate growth.
- Threading: In addition to using this ancient method to shape brows, the team also uses it to remove unwanted moles and skin tags.
- Permanent makeup: In a process similar to tattooing, a staff member strategically applies pigments to the skin to accentuate the eyes, add color to the lips, or fill in brows.