Hot Stone massage is a relaxing way to get more out of your massage treatment. Using heated elements allow the therapist to reach deeper tissues in a shorter amount of time. The stones are heated via steam or water in a hot stone warmer. They are then used by the therapist with some sort of massage medium (lotion, cream, or butter) to manipulate tissues of the body. They are then placed on the body until cooled. The weight and temperature of the stones are extremely relaxing, and in the winter months can really warm the body and soul.