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LaStone therapists are unique

Being a LaStone® Therapist isn’t just about learning a new massage routine or learning a new technique. It’s learning a whole new approach to massage and implementing these principles into the different bodywork techniques we already know and use.

We learn some routines such as the Original Body or Castle Building. These are very specific types of massages, with a clear intent and a range of motions we go through. They’re not rigid, but we
start out following a “recipe” which we later on adapt to suit our own expression. Original Body is much like an almost finished painting onto which we add the last details and colours.

With LaStone® we also learn very specific techniques, such as the use of cold stones and geothermal therapy in Deep Stone. This is not a routine taught, but a series of different motions to address specific issues. Deep Stone is much like a collection of building blocks you put together depending on the situation of the client.

The beauty of LaStone® is that you can implement elements from all the different directions and teachings into everything that you already do. A LaStone® therapist doesn’t only give the treatments she learned at the courses, but knows how to implement the use of stones and geothermal therapy into her other treatments.

As we become more familiar with our stones, we discover new ways to implement them into our massages. That can be using cold stones while giving reflexology, it can be letting the client lie on a warm belly stone while receiving Lomi Lomi, it can be using stones to aid the energetic work in Shiatsu. The possibilities are endless. Each LaStone® therapist will have her own unique expression, incorporating the stones into everything she does.

This is what makes LaStone® therapists truly unique.

About Pia Poulsen

Pia Poulsen is educated as a wellness massage therapist at Institut FIGARI in Paris, from where she passed her certification exam in January 2008. Since then she has expanded her skills to become the first Advanced LaStone® practitioner in France as well as a certified LaStone® instructor.


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