Geothermal Therapy

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The benefits of stone massage by Mary Nelson

Image by Taunaki via Flickr I am honoured to feature an article written by Mary Nelson, the founder of LaStone® Therapy. It is always interesting to read the thoughts of someone who’ve worked in a field for so long. The benefits of stone massage and how it differs from other massage therapies By Mary Nelson, … Continue reading »

What makes a good stone massage?

How do you as a client know that you are receiving a good stone massage? For someone who has never tried geothermal therapy before, it can be hard to distinguish between a qualified therapist with an extensive education, and one who’ve just had a half day course or watched a DVD. This is just a … Continue reading »

Workshops at Lamennais

At Lamennais I have the opportunity to offer you workshops. Both as an individual and in small groups (2-5 people). I can teach the following Workshops and Ceremonies: Healing Hands Practitioner – a Native American Wellness Practice. Learn how to serve as a channel for the Energies of Creator. Healing Hands can enhance any bodywork, coaching … Continue reading »

Advanced LaStone Therapy

Image by Taunaki via Flickr An Advanced LaStone® Therapist or Practitioner has a solid grasp of how to work with stones. You must complete at least three full length LaStone® courses, earning 12 points in the internal system. The first course is always Original Body, which introduces you to the stones and how to work … Continue reading »

Why cold stones

When I first mention to people that I use hot -and- cold stones they usually pause, apprehensive of the cold. Who can blame them. When I say cold, most people instantly think of cold weather, snow, an ice-cube down the back, freezing fingers and a bunch of other uncomfortable things. A massage is after all … Continue reading »

How to treat your massage stones

 Image by Taunaki via Flickr Sunbathing stones. There are several things you should take into consideration when you take care of your massage stones. Sanitation is the most important factor and must never be neglected. I wrote about general hygiene a while ago, and will here share the official guidelines from the Geothermal Therapy Association. … 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 »

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 »

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 »