Basalt stones are natural stones that will vary slightly in exact size and shape, but the general dimensions are noted for each stone. These stones are ideal for uses where you want the effect of a ball or small roller coupled with heat to more quickly loosen up tight muscular knots. Heat the stones in 160 degree water, but be careful when first applying to the skin! It is best to use a barrier (sheet, shirt, or towel) between your skin and the stone to prevent any burns. Use it under your neck for a warming sensation that can help with tension headaches. Or use it under your arm, thigh, or calf while doing some of the standard SMR exercises.
For many people just a short time of applying heat along with the pressure techniques affords them lasting relief from issues they otherwise could not work out on their own. For a treat use this under your neck before bed. (Ohhhhhh so good!) Use the neck pillow in the shower with the green cylinder for a treat. Place the cylinder and neck pillow on your shower floor and allow the hot or warm water to run over your foot while you slowly roll your arch several times on the cylinder and then gently press your arch into the neck pillow stone. (FANTASTIC for any type of foot pain caused by tight muscles!)
There are MANY more basalt stones utilized at spas for hands-on hot stone massage than we sell on this site. Many of the stones used in spas are being used by a licensed therapist working ON YOU rather than you using them on yourself. The stones you see listed above are the ones we have selected as the most beneficial for home use. You should proceed with caution when using any of them. You can very literally burn yourself with stones that are too hot for use. (BE CAREFUL!)