Stone Therapy: Not Just A Modality

Stones - Hands On Demo

Many people do not understand the benefits of stone massage and have never experienced the deep healing provided by a session. They have experienced Swedish massage or a similar traditional therapy, but may not know how wonderful and therapeutic a stone massage actually is. Traditional Swedish massage and Shiatsu have a lot to offer. They will accelerate oxygen and nutrients, activate the circulatory system, improve the digestive system, relax the body, assist the mind to let go and the spirit can soar to new levels of meditation. So if all this is happening in a traditional massage why choose to experience a stone session, what makes a stone massage different than a traditional massage?

Geo-Thermal therapy is clinically the application to the body using heated stones and alternating with chilled stones to bring about a chemical release within the body’s systems. Adjusting temperatures in bodywork to aid clients in healing is very beneficial. Geo-Thermal Stone Therapy is a contemporary approach to alternating temperatures in massage, it is a multifaceted technique designed to benefit client and therapist at once. The therapeutic potential of this treatment goes beyond measure. The “vascular gymnastics” that is achieved by the use of alternating hot and cold stones in a massage aids the circulatory system, endocrine system and digestive systems in assisting the body in self-healing and goes beyond what bare hands can achieve in the traditional body therapies.

Contributed by Mary Nelson, Founder of LaStone Therapy