One or Three 60-Minute Hot-Stone Massages at The Root of Skincare (Up to 72% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Massage therapist creates relaxation while ridding bodies of stress and pain with the help of hot stones

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted-subject to availability. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 months. All goods and services must be used by same person. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • C$35 for one 60-minute hot-stone massage (C$120 value)
  • C$99 for three 60-minute hot-stone massages (C$360 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.

Customer Reviews

What a fabulous experience. Sandra is very professional, courteous and skilled. Was a completely relaxing atmosphere and a felt like a million dollars when I left there. Purchased her facial package as well with another massage and was again completely impressed with the services. Highly recommended! Donna
Donna B. · December 15, 2016
Loved every minute of my experience there.
Andrina B. · October 31, 2016
FIVE STARS: Have longed searched for an excellent deep tissue expert in my area. Sandra is SO gifted in deep tissue; that you will go to no one else! She is VERY dedicated to offering clients the best possible treatment! Very clean, too.
Christine K. · August 13, 2016
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    The Root of Skincare

    4953 Dundas Street W. Suite 107

    Toronto, ON M9A 1B6

    +16472207082

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