Stone massage is a form of thermal therapy. Hot Stone is a therapy that normally uses hot smooth stones to enhance a full body treatment but can also be integrated with other modalities of massage. The stones can be positioned at key points on the body to enhance the thermal qualities of the treatment. The hot stones are also used to "melt" tight and resistant tissue in the body. The use of heated stones in wellness began in ancient cultures and was refined throughout the centuries. The basis of today's Hot Stone Therapy is said to have been developed right here in Tucson, AZ. integrating the use of stones into a treatment takes very developed skills. Each practioner blends their overall training with their stone training and skills to create a treatment that is unique to them.