Himalayan Salt Stones are one of two options I use for Hot Stone massage. I also use the traditional Basalt Stones and work them into the majority of my sessions upon request. I have found that the Himalayan Stones have been the favorite of clients as the heat really penetrates. There is also the added benefit of all the trace elements and minerals that do get deposited into the skin. Infrared heat is also used when areas such as the back and the legs seem particularly tight so as to shorten the warm up time of the muscles so that more time can be used getting the desired result.