​​#201  8135-102 St.

(located at Roots on Whyte with Le Soleil Health & Wholeness Ltd.)

Edmonton, AB T6E 4A4

Muscle Relaxation
The heat from the stones helps your muscles relax, allowing the practitioner to massage your tissues more effectively. Overly tense muscles can hinder the massage procedure, so if your muscles are extremely tight or stiff, the heated stones may provide the extra relaxation you need for the massage to be beneficial in releasing tension and easing sore muscles.


Pain Relief
While all types of massage can help relieve pain caused by tense muscles, stiff joints or injuries, a hot stone massage may provide greater relief due to the heat of the stones. Because the hot stones allow the practitioner to penetrate deeper, you may find that a hot stone massage leaves you feeling physically better than a Swedish or deep-tissue massage that does not incorporate heat. It is important to let your practitioner know if you feel that the heat from the stones is too much or that the pressure she is using is too harsh. Pain or discomfort during the massage process can cause more harm than good after the massage is over.

Improved Circulation
As the heat from the stones penetrates into your deeper body tissues, your blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation. Poor circulation can lead to fatigue, which tenses the muscles, and a buildup of fluid and lactic acid in the muscles. Increased circulation delivers more oxygen to the muscles, which can help ease aches and pains.

Mental Benefits
Massage therapy can result in mental benefits as well as physical ones in many people. You may find that the relaxation afforded to you through a hot stone massage helps ease some of your mental stress and tension. A hot stone massage may also help you combat some of the symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression. Massage therapy is not a substitute for traditional medical or psychiatric care, but it may compliment your treatment plan.

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What is Hot Stone Massage?

*​Always check with your doctor before getting a hot stone massage; individuals with certain conditions--including pregnant women and people with high blood pressure--are advised to avoid this type of therapy.


**Since Massage Therapy is not regulated under the Health Professions Act in Alberta, practitioners are not obligated to be a member of a professional association, to possess professional and general liability insurance, or to abide by professional standards of practice.  Karen is not a member of a provincial massage association, but absolutely adheres to the standards of practice and ethical boundaries established by the profession.  She possesses professional and general liability insurance with AON. Eligibility for benefit coverage for this service may or may not be available.

​​​Karen ​is part of the Essence Vitality team.  She ​provides our hot stone massage.  Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the practitioner uses smooth, heated stones used as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body.  The stones used are typically river rocks or other very smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt. These stones are heated in sanitizing water before use.  Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels.

Mobile Host Locations:

Edmonton Area     Stettler Area

5801-55 Ave            4708-53 St

Beaumont, AB         Stettler, AB


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with hot stone massage 

Benefits of Hot Stone Massage?