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Step into a world of heightened relaxation and tranquility with our Hot Stone Massage at Amore Domenica. Immerse yourself in the soothing warmth of carefully placed heated stones, as our skilled therapists skillfully blend therapeutic techniques with the healing power of natural elements.
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Services and Pricing

Massages60 min90 min
Regular massage includes:
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial
Craniosacral, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Face, Hot towel, in every massage.
$65$95Book Now
Hot Stone Massage$85$125Book Now
Couples Massage$65 per person$95 per personCall
Mobile Massage$120$180Call
Crystal Healing$75Call
Pregnancy Massage$65Book

History of Hot Stone Massage

The history of hot stone massage can be traced back thousands of years to ancient civilizations that recognized the healing properties of stones and the therapeutic benefits of heat. One of the earliest documented uses of hot stones in healing practices dates back to ancient China, where heated stones were placed on the body to improve the flow of energy and promote relaxation. Similarly, in India, Ayurvedic healers utilized warmed stones as part of traditional massage techniques to alleviate muscle tension and balance the body’s doshas, or energy centers.

Hot stone massage also has roots in Native American healing rituals, where stones were heated in fires and then placed on specific points of the body to induce deep relaxation and promote spiritual harmony. This ancient practice was passed down through generations as a sacred healing tradition. Additionally, in ancient Rome and Greece, heated baths and stones were integral components of public bathing rituals, believed to cleanse the body, soothe sore muscles, and promote overall well-being.

The modern practice of hot stone massage gained popularity in the 20th century, influenced by the revival of holistic healing practices and the integration of ancient techniques into contemporary wellness modalities. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that hot stone massage became more widely recognized in the West as a therapeutic massage technique. Mary Nelson, a massage therapist from Tucson, Arizona, is credited with popularizing the modern hot stone massage technique known as “LaStone Therapy.” Since then, hot stone massage has become a staple offering in spas and wellness centers worldwide, cherished for its ability to induce deep relaxation, relieve muscle tension, and promote a sense of rejuvenation and well-being.

Benefits of a hot stone massage.

  1. Deep Relaxation: The soothing heat from the stones induces a state of deep relaxation, allowing your body and mind to unwind and release tension.
  2. Muscle Tension Relief: The combination of heat and massage helps to melt away muscle tension and tightness, providing relief from chronic pain and discomfort.
  3. Improved Circulation: The application of heated stones enhances blood circulation, promoting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and aiding in the removal of metabolic waste.
  4. Stress Reduction: Hot Stone Massage has a calming effect on the nervous system, making it an effective way to reduce stress and promote overall well-being.

What does hot stone massage do?

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  1. Relaxes muscles deeply: Hot stone massage helps to ease tension and loosen tight muscles, promoting relaxation and reducing muscle stiffness.
  2. Improves circulation: The heat from the stones dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow throughout the body, which can aid in better circulation and delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues.
  3. Alleviates pain: The combination of heat and massage techniques can help to alleviate chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and muscle spasms by promoting muscle relaxation and reducing inflammation.
  4. Relieves stress and anxiety: The warmth of the stones and the soothing massage strokes can promote a sense of calmness and relaxation, helping to reduce stress and anxiety levels.
  5. Enhances mental well-being: Hot stone massage can have a positive effect on mental well-being by promoting relaxation, reducing stress hormones such as cortisol, and increasing the release of feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine.

Is a hot stone massage better than a regular massage?

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Hot stone massage offers a unique and enhanced experience compared to a regular massage due to the added benefits of heat therapy. The combination of smooth, heated stones and therapeutic massage techniques creates a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating treatment that goes beyond what traditional massage alone can achieve. The warmth from the stones helps to deeply relax muscles, allowing the massage therapist to work more effectively on areas of tension and stiffness. This can lead to greater relief from muscle pain and tension. Additionally, the heat promotes improved circulation, enhancing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues while aiding in the removal of toxins. The overall effect is a profound sense of relaxation, stress reduction, and physical and mental well-being that surpasses the benefits of a regular massage, making hot stone massage an exceptional choice for those seeking a truly indulgent and therapeutic experience.

What are the disadvantages of hot stone massage?

  1. Risk of burns: The temperature of the stones used in hot stone massage can vary, and if not properly controlled or monitored, there is a risk of burns or discomfort, especially for individuals with sensitive skin or certain medical conditions.
  2. Not suitable for everyone: Hot stone massage may not be appropriate for everyone, particularly individuals with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, neuropathy, or circulatory issues. Additionally, pregnant women and individuals with skin conditions or recent injuries may need to avoid or modify this type of massage.
  3. Cost: Hot stone massage typically requires additional equipment and resources compared to a regular massage, which can result in higher treatment costs. This may make it less accessible for some individuals seeking massage therapy.

What to wear to a hot stone massage?

During a hot stone massage, it’s essential to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows for ease of movement and relaxation. Many people choose to undress completely or partially, depending on their comfort level, as the massage therapist may need direct access to the skin to apply the heated stones and perform massage techniques effectively. However, it’s entirely acceptable to wear undergarments if that makes you feel more comfortable. Additionally, the massage therapist will provide draping with sheets or towels to ensure privacy and maintain warmth throughout the session. Ultimately, the most important thing is to wear whatever makes you feel relaxed and at ease, as the goal of the hot stone massage is to promote deep relaxation and well-being.

Hot stone massage at Amore Domenica Ignite Serenity:

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At Amore Domenica in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we offer an exquisite hot stone massage experience that transcends the ordinary. Our skilled therapists combine the ancient healing art of hot stone therapy with modern massage techniques to create a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating treatment. As you settle into our serene studio, you’ll be greeted by a soothing ambiance and a sense of tranquility. Amore Domenica’s expert therapists will begin by carefully selecting smooth, heated stones infused with the energy of the earth, placing them strategically along your body’s energy centers.

Once the stones have been placed, our therapists will expertly massage your muscles with a combination of long, flowing strokes and gentle pressure, allowing the heat from the stones to penetrate deeply into your muscles, melting away tension and promoting a profound sense of relaxation. Each movement is thoughtfully choreographed to enhance circulation, release built-up stress, and restore balance to both body and mind. With Amore Domenica’s hot stone massage, you’ll embark on a journey of holistic healing, leaving you feeling revitalized, refreshed, and ready to embrace life’s challenges with renewed vigor.

The Amore Domenica Experience:

  1. Heated Bliss: At Amore Domenica, our therapists use heated basalt stones, chosen for their ability to retain heat. The stones are warmed to a soothing temperature and placed on specific areas of your body, inducing a deep and comforting warmth.
  2. Enhanced Relaxation: The combination of heat and massage creates a synergistic effect, promoting relaxation on a profound level. The heated stones help to relax muscles. This allows our therapists to work more deeply and effectively, releasing tension and promoting a sense of serenity.
  3. Balancing Energy: It is not only about physical relaxation but also about balancing the body’s energy. The warmth of the stones encourages energy flow, helping to restore harmony and balance within.
  4. Therapeutic Benefits: Beyond relaxation, the heat from the stones can provide therapeutic benefits. Such as improved blood circulation, reduced muscle stiffness, and increased joint flexibility. It’s an ideal treatment for those seeking relief from tension, stress, and muscle discomfort.

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