When selecting the hot stone massage therapist you're going to select one that has the advanced requirements that your state requires. So every state, they offer certifications or license into their massage therapist you gonna make sure from the very beginning that they have at least those credentials and I highly recommend that you see someone who's actually been certified with continued education in hot stone massage verses just working with someone who sort of learned off a video, how to give hot stone massage . So the question that you wanna ask them is - are you licensed or are you certified? And then you wanna ask them is are you actually certified in hot stone massage therapy? One of the questions that you can ask them is how hard do they heat their stones? Typically they want to say somewhere between a 135 to 145 degrees. If they can't answer the question, you probably don't wanna be there. If the answer is yes, you're on your way to find a good practitioner to give you a hot stone massage.