Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses heated stones to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. The heat from the warm basalt stones penetrates deeply to help loosen and soothe tight and tired muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.