Not all massage stones are equal!
Basalt is the preferred stone for hot stone massage because of it’s unique ability to retain heat for longer periods of time than any other type of stone. This is because natural basalt has a very high iron and magnesium content.
Let’s imagine a piece of steel that has been exposed to the natural elements for any length of time. The elements combine to create what we know as rust. When the rust is removed by scraping, grinding, or sanding, the surface of the exposed steel changes in color, texture, and the overall appearance.
Because of the high iron content of natural basalt, rusted steel is much like the surface of natural basalt stones that have been exposed to the elements for 100’s and 1000’s of years. An oxidized crust can form on the natural basalt. This crust changes the color, texture and overall appearance of the stone
Our stones are very unique in that we have developed a proprietary abrasive wash process that gently scrubs away the surface of the stone to remove the outer crust. This means the stones you receive have been through our specially developed, multi-step process, to remove this outer crust leaving the surface more consistent in texture and smoother to the touch, but NOT polished like tumbling will do. Polished stones should NEVER be used for hot stone massage because when combined with oil, they can be VERY slippery and dangerous.
With over 25 years in the natural stone industry, we have extensive knowledge of natural basalt stones. There are several massage therapists that sell stones part time, massage supply dealers that do drop shipping, and various others selling stones said to be for hot stone massage, but at RubRocks, massage stones are ALL we do.
8 – Toe Stones
10 – Medium Working Stones
2 – X-Large Stones
** note ** There are other sellers claiming to sell our stones, but I can assure you they are NOT the same stones
The ONLY stones on the market that go through a 7 step abrasive wash process developed by RubRocks