Using hot stones on my client's body is an integral part of my massage practice. The stones are a simple but powerful tool for infusing sore and taut tissue with heat, and they feel wonderful on my overworked hands.
For years I've warmed the stones by keeping them in a crockpot filled with water. I recently broke my second crockpot when the stones knocked against the side and cracked the ceramic liner. I have been putting off buying another crockpot knowing it will just happen again, and my clients are beginning to
whine ask when the stones are coming back.
Yesterday I got out our rarely-used electric skillet, scrubbed it of traces of cooking, added water and...viola! It works great, if not a tad shallow.