Hot stone massage - Vancouver RMT

Hot stone massage - Vancouver RMT

Experience the therapeutic benefits of hot stone massage at Intent Health Clinic. Our Registered Massage Therapist, Masumi Kaneko is pleased to offer hot stone massage. This therapeutic treatment is billable to your insurance provider and is also available for pregnancy massage appointments.

The benefits of hot stone massage therapy

The warmth of hot stones can provide a sense of relaxation and comfort, communicating messages of reassurance and safety to your nervous system. 

Humans naturally associate warmth with safety, likely due to the environmental and social circumstances in which we evolved. This sense of reassurance is likely why hot stone therapy can have an analgesic or pain relieving effect. And like all massages, hot stone massage can be helpful for lowering symptoms of anxiety and depression.

You may find hot stone massage helpful if you’re experiencing:

  • Stress, anxiety, and/or depression
  • Stiff, dull, or achy areas
  • Pregnancy-related aches
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Grief
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Non-inflammatory body pain
  • Muscle soreness after exercise
  • Any condition that could benefit from a gentle and soothing approach that calms the nervous system

How does hot stone massage work?

Your RMT will first apply oil to your skin to ensure the stones can glide with ease. The stones are enveloped in heating pads to heat them up, and before application your RMT cools them to a temperature that feels warm and comfortable for you. The stones are cleaned and sanitized after every use. 

When to avoid hot stone massage

Although hot stone massage is generally safe, there are conditions for which it should be avoided:

  • Injuries where swelling, heat or redness are present
  • Infections or open wounds
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure. 
  • People experiencing acute pain or major flare ups where massage would not be appropriate.

A word from Masumi

“Hot stone massage is like a warm embrace for your body, helping to ease tension and providing a sense of grounding. After the treatment, you may feel like you just took a nice warm bath. Whether you're seeking relief from sore muscles or simply longing for a moment of tranquility, hot stone massage can provide a comforting experience that will envelop you in its soothing embrace.” 

Hot stone massage offers a relaxing and enjoyable sensory experience that can help you feel at ease.

Book your hot stone massage with Masumi today!


  1. Moyer CA, Rounds J, Hannum JW. “A meta-analysis of massage therapy research.” Psychological Bulletin. 2004;130(1);3-18.
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