What is Hot stones massage?

Category: Physical Therapy

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A stone massage uses stones, sometimes heated, to massage the body. The hardness of the stones allows the therapist to address specific problem areas with more detailed work or deeper pressure. Basalt stones of various sizes, shapes and weights are used throughout and heated in water.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Promote relaxation 6 0
Pain 4 0
Stiffness 4 0
Muscle tension 2 0
Stiffness/spasticity 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Hot stones massage

Dosage Patients Percentage
weekly 2
180 min monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Hot stones massage

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Reason Patients Percentage
Expense 2
Other 1
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Duration

Currently going to Hot stones massage

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Hot stones massage

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Last updated:
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