The benefits Hot Stone Massage come in two parts during a massage session. First, when the hot stones are placed on key parts of the body and along the spine, almost instantly, the feeling of warmth, tranquility, and relaxation flows gently through the body. Secondly, the stones are used with massage strokes to multiply the effects. The flow of warmth is transferred deeper into the layers of tissue with the effectiveness of a deep tissue massage without the intensity. The body is only able to "feel" heat or pain at the same time. Similar to if you burn your hand on a hot stove the first sensation is "wow that's hot" and then later it starts to hurt. In this treatment style the body remains relaxed from the heat allowing the therapist to easily reach the deeper muscles, while the client is able to still feel at ease.