Local basalt stones I personally collected from the North Oregon Coast, a place of profound beauty and power, are warmed to perfection and glide along the skin with oil to provide a deeply penetrating warmth that not only melts ones muscles, but also ones mind. Stubborn tension cannot help but surrender to such delightful bliss.  The grounding power of these stones is substantial, not to mention connecting to something so ancient and shaped by time. This is a favorite remedy for the cold, dark, wet months here in the Pacific Northwest.  Not merely a spa like bliss treatment. Hot stones are truly one of the most therapeutic tools that I know of.