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.
Pia Poulsen has written 184 posts for Massage and Wellness

Finally back online

Some months ago my blog was hacked and I had to take it offline and make it inaccessible for my readers so I wouldn’t pass on any viruses or bad links. This meant to uninstall the blog from the server, make sure the database with more than 185 articles was saved, and then reinstall it … Continue reading »

How you feel after a LaStone treatment

Receiving a LaStone® massage is a unique experience for those who have never tried hot and cold stone massage before. People feel their tensions melt away, they sleep better at night, they feel energized and can often feel the good effects of the massage for days afterwards. “The astonishing sensation of the contrasting hot and … Continue reading »

Get more time in your day

Many of us feel that we’re too busy in our lives to do the things we really want to do. It’s pretty simple though to free up time if you’re mindful of your planning and schedules. Learn to say no It’s important to learn to say no thanks to things and events you don’t really … Continue reading »

Book reviews

I always find new books to add to my collection. They serve as inspiration, tools or sources of information. The four books I review this week all serve as sources of information in the work I’m doing, as well as on a personal level.   The Crystal Bible is a must for anyone interested in … Continue reading »

Stone Medicine

Stone Medicine is a shamanic approach to stone massage based on Native American teachings and traditions. The courses are certified by the Geothermal Therapy Association and several courses are also part of the LaStone® certification program. The focus of the courses are on the spiritual aspects of hot and cold stone massage. Each treatment is … Continue reading »

Massage deals with low back pain

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that massage is almost twice as effective than traditional treatment (medication and physical therapy) for chronic low back pain. The interesting part here is, that the massage group was split into two. One group received full body relaxation massage (often called Swedish massage, and the … Continue reading »

LaStone is unique

There are of course many things that makes LaStone® unique. As it is a continuous education course, the practitioners already are skilled in bodywork. They have a solid foundation upon which they add the work with temperature and stones, thereby enhancing their already existing treatments. My LaStone® expression is a result of both my Massage … Continue reading »

Book reviews – Native American spirituality

If you’re interested in Native American spirituality, these books are some I greatly enjoy. I’ve learned a lot about their view on the world. Other Council Fires Were Here Before Ours is a must to read if you work with stone massage and want to understand why Native Americans see stones as “Record Keepers” and … Continue reading »

Changes to the blog

This week I will only post a quick update. I’m in the process of moving my old Blogger blog onto a WordPress platform. The opportunities and possibilities for controlling design and setting it up is just so much greater. As a result, you might find irregularities and broken links for the time being. This is … Continue reading »

Moving to WordPress

Busy busy updating and redesigning the blog. I have moved it from Blogger to a WordPress platform as the possibilities are just so much greater and I can do so much more in regards to design and layout, as well as functionality. Hopefully we’ll be up and running normally within a couple of days. And … Continue reading »