60- or 90-Minute Hot-Stone Massage with Suzanne Staples LMT at Northwest Naturopathic Clinic (50% Off)

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Therapist melts tension and eases stress by placing smooth, heated stones directly on the skin while delivering relaxing massage strokes

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  • $50 for a 60-minute hot-stone massage ($100 value)
  • $70 for a 90-minute hot-stone massage ($140 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 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

Suzanne does good work! Her hot stone massage was wonderful - soothing and relaxing. It was also therapeutic as I had lots of tight spots which are pleasantly loosening. Also? Incredible sense of wellbeing.
Charlene F. · October 22, 2014
Suzanne gave me a good message. Pressure was good and deep where I needed it.
Cecelia C. · December 12, 2012
Suzanne is a well-trained masseuse. She understands the body and how to relax the muscles. She can be trusted for people who may they have medical issues that need treatment as well as people seeking a relaxing massage.
Patricia O. · December 12, 2012
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    Northwest Naturopathic Clinic

    1540 SE Clinton St.

    Portland, OR 97202


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