Hot stone massage utilizes heated stones either placed strategically around the body or used to massage the tissue directly. The heat of the stones brings on increased blood and lymphatic circulation by relaxing and opening blood vessels, further allowing muscle tissue to release. Adding to this core benefit, hot stone allows for the body to increase metabolism, better filtering food and toxins. This may also help boost the immune system as well as balance hormones. When muscles are able to fully relax, this will increase joint mobility, decrease stress and anxiety as well asimprove one’s sleep. When using hot stone massage incorporated into atreatment-based approach, we are able to reduce muscle spasticity faster, allowing for deeper treatment of dysfunctional tissue. This improves efforts in reducing pain and dysfunction.