Hot Stone Massage



Hot Stone Massage consists of traditional massage techniques with the incroproration of therapeutic heat through warmed stones. The temperature aids in the healing process much like hot pads do. In addition each stroke with a massage stone is 10 times more effective than a traditional stroke.

 

Essential Products for a Genuine Hot Stone Massage

How To Do a Hot Stone Massage & What to Expect

Origins and Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage

 

Essential Products for a Hot Stone Massage

Create a Complete Hot Stone Massage Kit

Massage Stone Set

This 59 piece basalt stones set is the essential part of a hot stone massage kit. It consists of hand chosen massage stones primarily from the beaches of South America. Each stone is carefully paired to ensure the unique shapes & sizes required for a therapist to perform a full body massage.

Heater for Stones

This Spa Pro heater rapidly warms stones in-between sessions with industrial strength and resilience. It is large enough to hold any one of our stone sets, including the 59 pc set.

Massage Oil

The Ultra Blend Massage Oil is used to help hot stones glide across the skin like butter... 100% Natural, unscented. Easily washes off massage rocks and skin, light, gentle, soothing - luxurious texture. It will help bring good health clients and hot stone therapists. It provides the perfect glide to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth and completes a basic hot stone massage kit.

DVD & Manual

This video and reference manual will help you learn how to use massage stones to perform relaxing and effective hot stone massage therapy. It provides the knowledge and tools necessary to allow you to not only learn how to use the stones, but how to do so safely and effectively. Set-up of your massage area and supplies is covered as this greatly affects how smooth your session goes.

 

How To Give a Hot Stone Massage & What to Expect

Free Videos, Books & Membership + Certification

Hot Stone Massage Video - View Hot Stone Therapy In Action

  • Choosing the right stone sets for a full body massage
  • Complete preparation for a hot stone session including set up
  • Stone arrangement and heating recommendations
  • Instructions on prepping and placing warm stones
 
  • Benefits & best uses of stone therapy
  • Understanding and applying different shapes of stones
  • Techniques to provide more comfort for the client while applying stones
  • Ailments that will benefit from warm stone massage

Free Stone Massage Membership Site:

  • Videos of how to use stone products
  • Insightful info on massage stone therapy
  • New videos released each week

FREE - 32 Page "How to" Downloadable Book

"Top 10 Secrets of a highly Effective Stone Massage"

  • Learn hot stone therapy "secrets" uncovered by top professionals
  • Understand effective treatment plans using hot and cold stones
  • Learn the most effective set configurations and much more

How to Become a Certified Stone Massage Therapist

LaStone Therapy with Mary Nelson

LaStone Therapy helps therapists administer the principles of stone massage with unerring elegance; producing sedative and reenergizing responses to the body. This form of bodywork involves the use of heated and cooled stones; Geo-Thermo-Therapy (SM), applied to the body in various ways to bring about relief to stiff and sore muscles; resulting in alleviation of chronic and acute problems that many of us deal with on a daily basis.

Mary Nelson founded LaStone Therapy to offer training and certification to the intricacies and techniques of stone therapy. She is largely given credit for bringing stone therapy into the mainstream massage realm. Her classes are among the most respected in the industry, and her students are considered to be some of the best at what they do.

 

Hot Stone Massage Benefits and Origins

Understanding The Ancient History and the Modern Application

The Beginnings

Hot stone massage is modern in application, but ancient in origins. Native Americans, Chinese, Chileans, Hawaiians, and the Japanese all used stones for therapeutic benefits dating as far back as 1500-3000 BC. Stone therapy was reintroduced in our modern day by Mary Nelson of LaStone therapy. It has become a mainstream therapy that patrons of day spas have been raving about and coming back for time and time again. To truly understand the origins and benefits of hot stone massage therapy, one must realize the remarkable origins of the stones.

The Stones

Basalt stones are among the most adept rocks for heat retention and have been the most popular tool of choice for both ancient and modern therapists. There is an ancient history and origin behind every single stone that literally dates back millions of years to below the earths crust. The formation of these stones begins in active volcanoes where they are cooled and cracked from molten lava that spills out of the earth's surface. Some of the cracked pieces of basalt fall into the ocean where they are washed for a very long time becoming very smooth in texture. The stones end up on beaches where great care and expertise goes into harvesting them. Top massage stone professionals only use stones that are of a high density for better heat retention, especially smooth for comfort and uniquely shaped to fit the contours of the body.

Why Do So Many People Prefer Hot Stone Massage?

For some it is the idea of receiving a natural, therapeutic massage for benefits that have been proven throughout the ages. For others it has a semi-spiritual aspect as the tools created from "Mother-Earth" are used to produce a divine result. For most it is for the warmth of the stones that relaxes muscles and allows for a gentle and soothing massage that feels 'oh-so-good'.

The benefits of this form of therapy come in two parts during the massage session. First, heat from the stones is placed on key parts of the body and along the spine. Almost instantly, the feeling of warmth, tranquility, and relaxation flows gently through the body.

Second, the stones are used with massage strokes to multiply the effects. The flow of warmth is transferred deeper into the layers of tissue with the effectiveness of a deep tissue massage without the intensity.

A stone massage is tailored to each individualÕs needs and requests. Though most people prefer a soothing warm massage, many therapists will argue that the greatest benefit comes from a deep tissue massage with the incorporation of the hot stones; a massage that will "hurt so good". The warmth that relaxes the muscles also allows the therapist to work deeper if desired. In addition, there are even greater benefits when hot stones are combined with cold stone applications.

Other Benefits:

Heat travels both ways to both the client and the therapist. This will prolong a therapist's career as his or her muscles are relaxed and as the stones do the work relieving unnecessary pressure to the wrist and fingers.

Ailments That Can Be Helped Through a Hot Stone Massage

  • Fibromyalgia
  • High Stress
  • Foot pain
  • Poor Circulation
  • Sciatica Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Cramps
  • Headaches
  • Carpal Tunnel Pain
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Massage is not a replacement for proper medical treatment



WARNING: Stone massage is not for everyone. Consult a doctor if any of the following apply to you:

  • pregnancy
  • infected with a any skin disease or have a rash
  • have open flesh wounds
  • after receiving any serious medical treatment or surgery (unless directed by doctor)
  • have recently undergone any sort of radiation treatment
  • prone to blood clots
  • suffer from hernia
  • have any broken or fractured bones
  • have skin sensitivities

If in doubt, consult a doctor. A stone massage should only be performed by a licensed professional.