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As a Massage Practitioner or bodyworker it is strongly suggested that you utilise techniques to protect your hands and joints otherwise if you are treating more than 10 clients per week you have approximately three years as a practitioner before you can start to notices aches.
Hot and Cold Stone Massage is one way in which you can protect your hands and joints and enhance the quality of the treatment you provide for your client. It is also a therapy that can be used to treat specific problems your clients may present with. With the advent of portable heating bags this therapy is now also ideal for mobile therapists.
Hot Stone Massage combines the benefits of ‘Geo-Thermotherapy’ (the use of heat applications) combined with massage strokes, using basalt stones to create a deep, relaxing and treatment. As the skin warms from the use of the heated stones this allows the skin to absorb appropriate therapeutic oils, while at the same time preparing the musculature of the body so the therapist can work into the deeper muscle layers.
Cold Stone Therapy, also known as Cryotherapy, works on the principle of heat exchange. This occurs when a cooler object is placed in direct contact with an object of warmer temperature – inflamed areas of the body; the cooler object will absorb the heat of the warmer object in an attempt to achieve balance.
It is generally accepted that one stroke of a heated basalt stone is equivalent to five strokes of the therapists hand.
This Course certifies for 7 hours of group learning.
Upon completion of this Course I will be able to?
Perform both Hot and Cold Stone Massage treatments safely and effectively.
Adapt the treatments to suit the client’s needs.
Identify situations when the use of Hot and/or Cold Stones are more appropriate.
Read the Table Stones to ascertain where to focus the posterior massage.
Provide a deeper massage without placing your hands and joints under excess pressure.
Who the course is for:
You must be a qualified Massage therapist, Aromatherapist or Manual therapist (Level 3 or above) to attend this Course.
Ionela D T
David M Godfrey BA MA DMS CBIOL MBS FIFL FICHT PGCE
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