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Creative Stone

Image by Taunaki via Flickr Last year I wrote a post called “Creative Stone” describing a Massage Créatif enhanced by hot stones. As I’ve learned more skills and know my stones better, that writing has become inadequate. Creative Stone is now so much more than just adding a few hot stones to a Massage Créatif … Continue reading »

Difference between Cocooning and Castle Building

I have previously written about Cocooning and how it can be a great stress-relief. I’ve focused on creating a safe environment where people can let go and just feel warm and nourished, to allow them to relax and let go of stresses. In LaStone terms, they call it Castle Building and I’ve always wondered about … Continue reading »

Geothermal Deep Stone Therapy

My new cold stones for Deep Stone treatments. They are so beautiful. Geothermal Deep Stone Therapy is essentially deep tissue massage using hot and cold stones to treat and normalize tight and inflamed muscle tissue. Instead of using hands, knuckles, fingers and elbows to work deeply into the muscles and release the tensions, the stones … Continue reading »

Learning Deep Stone

As this article is posted, I’ll be on my way to England again to attend the LaStone course Deep Stone. I’m very excited and look forward to gaining new skills and better my massage. I’m certain this will also increase my non-stone massage skills. It’ll  be interesting to discover how to use the cold stones … Continue reading »

From the stones

Image by Taunaki via Flickr Let us take you upon a journey, a journey into relaxation and stress-reliefLet us guide you upon the path of healing, as we connect and become one in purposeLet us introduce you to our energies of the earth and your connection with it Prepare to let yourself relax, and let your worries evaporatePrepare to … Continue reading »

My massage stones

As I wrote last week in “The good, the bad and the ugly hot stone”, it’s important to choose the right stones for your hot stone massages. Therefore I think it’s only appropriate that I show you the rocks and stones I use in my LaStone therapy, as well as my Creative Stone massages. Please … Continue reading »

The good, the bad and the ugly hot stone

Image by Caro’s Lines via Flickr Not that any stone is ugly, but there are good and bad stones when it comes to Hot Stone Massage. It matters what size and shape the stones used for a Hot Stone Massage are and what they’re made from. Energy-wise it matters how the stones were harvested and … Continue reading »

Geothermal Therapy Association

GTA, is an association of Geothermal Therapy and Non-Thermal Geotherapy Practitioners, Educators, Vendors and Employers, supporting the safe use of stones combined with body work techniques as a method of wellness. The association was formerly known as Stone Walkers Association, hence the web-address – Their Facebook page can be found at: Geothermal Therapy … Continue reading »

Creative Stone

Image by cobalt123 via Flickr Combining the hot stones with massage creates amazing results. LaStone and Massage Créatif compliments each other beautifully and carry the same energy and purposes. The two therapies can be combined in several ways, depending on the needs and requirements of the client. One way is to use the hot stones … Continue reading »

Stress relief with Cocooning

Image via Wikipedia Cocooning can be a great stress reliever, both from current work stress as well as old emotional wounds. The best way to illustrate this is to use a couple of case studies from some clients I have recently given a cocooning to. One came to me after work with a headache after … Continue reading »