Hot and Cold Stone Massage
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.
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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.
Results and Feedback:
The course is simple, easy and practical: February 2020
Lots of information and very friendly teachers and all my questions are answered. I would come back as I value the experience of people teac ... More
Gladys Rosa P
Good teaching and weekends are good. I would come back for more courses!: February 2020
The course is concise and practical: February 2020
Maria Silvia C
Very good course. The teaching is excellent: February 2020
Very informative. Welcoming, friendly atmosphere: November 2019
Quite helpful in understanding options to protect practitioners plus options for my clients. I enjoyed the training style: November 2019
I learned good new techniques. Good teachers: November 2019
They are always fair and supportive all the way!: November 2019
I learned a lot from this course. It's professional and has good materials: November 2019
David M Godfrey BA MA DMS CBIOL MBS FIFL FICHT PGCE
David’s background is Biomedical Science and the Teaching Profession. He was an Examiner for A-level Biology and used to teach Biological Sciences upto undergraduate degree level. David then discovered Complementary Medicine and initially combined teaching Biological Sciences along with treating patients. However, his interest in the Complementary Medicine grew such that he gave up teaching […]