Deep Tissue Massage aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of muscle tissue and fascia. It's ideal for releasing chronic tension and may also help improve range of motion.
Hot Stone Massage, rather than relying solely on their hands to work out stubborn knots, heated basalt stones place on the back to help melt tight areas. Besides helping to relieve tense areas, the heat from the stones can help improve blood flow.
With the heated basalt stones, it's actually easier to access the muscle tissue much faster on a deeper level than with deep tissue massage. So, that is the difference between a hot stone massage and a deep tissue massage.
Try it if you suffer from chronic aches and pains or want more pressure than classic Swedish massage offers or suffer from hard-to-loosen trouble spots and like the therapeutic heat.