If you need a way to relax after a hard day, try a hot stone massage. Massages are relaxing by themselves, and the addition of the hot stones makes your session even more enjoyable. Here's how hot stone therapy works and the benefits you might enjoy. How The Stones Are Used The stones are incorporated into the therapist's other treatments such as kneading or stretching your muscles. The therapist might hold the hot stones while they work on your muscles to add more heat to their hands.