Hot Stones In this therapy Basalt Stones are heated and applied with long, flowing strokes. Large flat stones placed on chakras and points of tension, increasing the circulation to the area and help to loosen muscle tissue. Hot stones also are used for increasing the lymphatic flow, detoxification and balancing central nervous system. They are applied in reflexology to activate the points on the feet and hands. Different types of strokes are used to improve muscle tone, soften scar tissue and promote homeostasis. Sedative and calming essential oils may be incorporated into the treatment to decrease stress and promote relaxation.