Warm basalt stones are applied to specific regions of the body for a relaxing and comforting massage. Direct heat relaxes muscle tissues and allows for manipulation during deep massage. The heat expands blood vessels, pushing blood and waste through the nervous system. The stones are believed to join the body's flow of energy to reunite the body, mind and spirit as one. Hot Stone Massage is prescribed to heal: muscle aches, pains, strains, poor circulation, rheumatic and arthritic conditions, stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression and fibromyalgia.