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Season greetings and reflections

All my stones and crystals, on the floorenjoying their midwinter vacation. With Winter Solstice yesterday, Christmas and New Year coming up soon, it is time for my stones to be on a small vacation, and for myself and my family to celebrate the season. My stones have done an incredible job these last months after … Continue reading »

The Three Relations

A The Three Relations layout The full treatment, The Three Relations is a combination of gentle facial massage with hot and cold stones, energy work and emotional boost. With ceremony the stones are used and placed in accordance with ancient Stone Medicine traditions. Protection, empowerment, connection to Creator, removal of the old mask and applying … Continue reading »

Balancing the Water Fall

Image via Wikipedia Balancing the Water Fall is a a treatment which aims to balance the flow of energies in the body. Traditionally it is thought that the water in the body is balanced and aligned. Looking at it from an Eastern viewpoint, meridian points are stimulated and the flow of chi in the body … Continue reading »

Bury the Soul

Sacred Strokes – Bury the SoulDeeply relaxing and comforting. When you take Castle Building and Cocooning back to their roots you begin at Bury the Soul. Bury the Soul is an old Native tradition, where the recipient is literally buried in stones and rocks. Under ceremony and with several people participating in the stone placement. … Continue reading »

What stone heater and why

You might ask if it really matters what stone heater you invest in when you do stone massages. There are many heaters out there and it’s tempting to buy one that’s cheap, especially as stones can be rather expensive as well. My answer is, yes, it matters and it matters a lot. I was fortunate … Continue reading »

Sacred Strokes

Sacred Strokes – The Three Relations.Gentle facial massage combined with stone placement. The Sacred Strokes is a collection of various stroke sequences and sessions, many with ancient shamanic roots. The focus and intent is on spiritual and emotional healing, rather than a physical treatment. Each Sacred Stroke is a sequence of stone placement and motion, … Continue reading »

Sacred Symbols

A Sacred Symbol is a lay-out of the stones used during a treatment. When the stones are taken off the client, they’re placed ceremoniously on the floor in a pattern by the therapist. Creating Sacred Symbols is an ancient Native American practice used in Inyan Pejuta – Stone Medicine. Originally there would be Stone Walkers … Continue reading »

More LaStone courses

Jenny Ray teaching LaStone® Today I am again travelling to England and Chelmsford to attend several courses with Jenny Ray. This time it will be eight days of courses, four days with LaStone Sacred Strokes, one day Drum Making, one day Shamanic Journey, and two days with Healing Hands – learning and learning to teach … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

Properties of massage stones

It is no coincidence that the stones I use in my massages are those they are. Not only are their thermal properties important, but also the nature of the very stone plays an important role. Stones are harvested with respect for nature and treated well. Time is taken to find the right basalt stones which … Continue reading »