Sorry to abuse my yoga page with thoughts about massage. For me, the two go hand in hand. I have been working lately with magnesium therapy and hot stone massage. I have used Bishofit for the past two years, and stones for the past 8 months. And lately, I have begun using them together. My routine is: 1º apply Bishofit to virgin skin (before oil, I mean). 2ª Apply hot stones to focus zones. 3º massage another area, leaving heat and magnesium to penetrate. 4º return to first area, remove stones and massage with oil using hands or other hot stones. This seems to work very well in that the heat opens and the magnesium penetrates, helping to release tension before the manual work. This means less force is needed, and we work more within the comfort zone of the client. Have fun!