What Is A Healing Stone Massage?
The use of warm stones with massage is one of the fastest growing massage techniques in today’s spas and clinics throughout the world. This form of massage involves the use of heated stones applied to the body in various ways to bring about relief to stiff and sore muscles, resulting in an alleviation of chronic and acute problems that many of us deal with on a daily basis. Many massage therapists and recipients that have experienced stone massage describe this healing modality to be five times more relaxing than an ordinary massage.
Kathleen offers a truly unique form of Healing Stone Massage.
The specific technique of the Healing Stone Massage was created by American massage therapist Carollanne Crichton of Stone Temple Body Therapy Institute in Essex, Connecticut. With Healing Stone Massage Therapy, not only do you receive the benefits of being massaged by heated stones, but you also get energy work done alongside massage therapy. The stones help open up your chakras and meridians throughout the body during the massage. A regular Healing Stone Massage works on the entire body and takes 90 minutes.
The stones used in the Healing Stone Massage are basalt stones. These are a form of igneous rock that is formed by volcanic and sedimentary action. The specific basalt stones used have been naturally eroded by stream or water activity such as those found in a river bottom, and give the stones their smooth potato-like shape and size. The stones are chosen for their specific sculptural shapes in order to properly fit different areas of the body.
Client safety, sanitation, hygiene and equipment understanding of stone temperatures are deeply integrated within Kathleen. This provides a healing stone massage with the best and highest well-being for the client.
When an individual is under stressful conditions, many chemicals and hormones are released. The direct application of heated stones in combination with skilled massage therapy techniques can have a beneficial effect on the detoxification systems, lymphatic circulation, peripheral circulation muscular system and the nervous system.
Unavailable anywhere else in St. Albert, Kathleen now offers a totally unique and all encompassing 2 hour version of the Healing Stone Massage. Kathleen incorporates the use of five Crystal Tones singing bowls – an Indian Pipestem bowl (A, for the third eye), a Mother of Platinum bowl (G#, for the throat chakra), a Kyanite and Citrine bowl (F, for the heart chakra), Ocean Marine Gold bowl (E, for the solar plexus chakra) and an Indigo bowl (C#, for the root chakra).
The sounds of the bowls increase your level of relaxation before and after the massage and aids in balancing and clearing of the chakras. She also uses the Acutonics “Ohm” tuning forks to help ground you, and will incorporate other tuning forks into the session as necessary to help realign the energy in your body. To add to the benefits that the sound healing and massage provide, Kathleen also incorporates CranioSacral Therapy to this amazingly unique experience!
Healing Stone Massage Therapy is very effective in creating harmony and positive energy flow thus promoting a sense of balance, energy and peace. It is also extremely beneficial for those experiencing fertility issues.
What you’ll learn:
This video will show you everything you need to know to begin your hot stone massage practice. You will learn about the various types of stones, textures and shapes as well and the benefits and cautions related to stone therapy. Then Carollanne Crichton will lead you through a basic hot stone massage utilizing foundation layouts and hot stone massage techniques.
After addressing some frequently asked questions, Carollanne then shows a cool moonstone facial massage. This can be incorporated into an actual facial, or done on its own.
Finally Carollanne introduces six advanced restorative protocols that cover a variety of dysfunctions. In each protocol you will learn how to evaluate your client, and then where to place the stones to benefit each dysfunction. Finally she shows how to trace each meridian to help balance the body. These protocols are advanced stone massage techniques that will help any stone massage therapist’s practice.
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