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Cocooning – relaxing with stones

What I call Cocooning is within LaStone called Castle-building. I think Cocooning better covers what it is actually about. To be cocooned within stones and emerge revitalized and relaxed after the treatment.

It is in essence a very simple treatment that even children can receive and be part of. Heated stones, and cold ones as well, are placed randomly under, beside and on a person lying on her or his back. Intuition guides where the best position is for each stone. The client lies under a towel, and as the stones are placed it begins to feel like getting one warm long gentle hug.

The treatment is based upon an American Indian ritual, called Bury the Soul, which originally lasted days. Within LaStone it has become a gentle and reviving treatment, especially suited for those who’re stressed or who can’t receive a normal massage.

Cocooning can easily be combined with other treatments. While the client lies cocooned, the feet can be massaged for 20 minutes, the hands can be manicured or massaged, the face and scalp can get a go as well. Reiki and other energy work will work really well with Cocooning as well.

Combining cocooning with coaching or psychotherapy could prove very interesting. You feel very safe, relaxed and comfortable as you lie there covered by warm stones, which in return would allow you to open up for emotions that you feel threatening or painful.

Why not try a Cocooning next time you want to relax and see what in particular it gives you.

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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