My fondness for Jimmyjane’s Afterglow massage candle lead me to wonder what the Contour M massage stone was like. Being able to use the Contour M with massage oil was appealing, plus I liked its streamlined design.
It’s a great toy for temperature play. Being ceramic, the massage stone can be heated up with warm water or oil from a massage candle. You can also make it cooler by putting it in the fridge/freezer or running it under cold water. Massage oil can be easily washed off with soap and water when you’re done.
The Contour M can be used by having either all four points, just one point or the dome top in contact with the body. Using a single point can feel rather harsh if you’re not gentle, but overall I found the sensation pleasant. It gives a focused, deep massage and is good for areas such as the neck and shoulders. Using all four points is slightly less intense and better for larger areas. The dome feels like the palm of a hand gliding softly across the skin, but it is somewhat difficult to get a good glide when using it this way (especially without the use of a massage oil).
Things can get slippery when you use the stone with oil, but it has yet to slip out of my hand completely. The improved glide that comes with using an oil makes movement much quicker and easier.
There wasn’t nearly as much strain on my hands and arms compared to my experiences giving massages without the use of the stone. It might not feel as “intimate” as the hand/body contact involved with a regular massage (nor quite as good), but it’s easy to use and a good way to treat your partner to something nice when you’re not feeling particularly energetic. You can use it on yourself too, though due to the lack of handle this requires a fair bit of reaching around.
I’m fairly pleased with the Contour M massage stone overall. It seems well made and is a great massage toy for those who find their wrists sore or worn out when giving traditional massages for whatever reason. Jimmyjane offered a number of other massage stones in the past but this seems to be the only one that is still available.