With all the bad vibes that are rising up in today’s world, whether it be injustices, climate change, or the looming effects of COVID-19, this has caused a great deal of stress on many. It’s hard to avoid the news and negativity that surrounds the online world because we simply need all these things to survive. If you find yourself struggling daily and developing bad aches because of stress, then find time for a nice hot stone massage at your local spa. 

If you find yourself in the neighbourhood of Edmonton, make your way to Soul 2 Sole Studio for an amazing massage experience that will refresh your mind and rejuvenate your body. We understand the stress that 2020 has brought upon so many people, which is why we are opening our doors to you to ensure that the stress you feel will be relieved.

Hot Stone Massages

Heat energy and warmth are known treatments for sore and stiff muscles, as well as a good stress-reliever. While a hug from a loved one can provide good warmth and comfort, sometimes it feels like it isn’t enough. Through hot stone massages, varying sizes of stones are mixed with essential oils to change the scenery using heat and aromatherapy, as well as visual treatment using different rooms. 

What To Know Before Your Hot Stone Massage Session

In order to have the best possible experience with a hot stone massage, there are some things you need to consider before you get on the massage table. The first would be not consuming any food a few hours before, as well as not consuming caffeine and alcohol, as these can give you jitters and ruin the calming experience. Take a few hours before the therapy session to have a warm shower or a sauna and jacuzzi session to relax your muscles before applying the stones.

If this is your first time undergoing a hot stone massage session, advise your therapist so they can make adjustments in terms of heat and make the experience as great as possible. This is essential, as you don’t want to be shocked by stones too hot, especially if you are not used to this. 

What To Do During Your Hot Stone Massage

Make sure you communicate each sensation with your therapist. Whether you want it more intense, or if you want them to tone it down, let them know so you experience the best. If you find the lights too bright, ask them to dim it down a notch until it suits your senses. 

Relax your body. While the heat of the stones may be painful, know that your therapist knows what they are doing, and will not put you in a situation that is dangerous to your health. Breathe in and out deeply and comfortably to ease into the sensations of the massage. If you struggle to relax, your therapist can help you as long as you let them know. 

What To Do After The Massage

After the spa session, you should feel relaxed and refreshed. Do keep in mind that you must avoid strenuous activities and exercises ideally until the next day. The toxins released by your body will make you feel a bit weak and washed out, so it is advisable to wait for a day. Drink plenty of water as well, as this will help flush out toxins and make you feel refreshed.

Be sure to spend time relaxing afterwards, which is why we advise going on a weekend, so that you can spend the rest of your day doing nothing but self-care and resting. 


For the best hot stone massage in Edmonton, visit Soul 2 Sole Studio to get your energy back in line and start feeling refreshed. Whether you had a long week at work, or are stressed out about the situation of the world and need a break, our therapists have you covered and can breathe life back into you.