The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the massage therapist to manipulate your deep tissues more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.
Reflexology is an art and science with roots in many cultures. Nerve pathways in the feet communicate with the entire nervous system. Using thumb and finger walking techniques on the feet, the practitioner connects with all parts of the body. Benefits of a session include reduction of stress, tension and anxiety, increased blood flow, detoxification, and a deep feeling of relaxation.