This introductory course teaches a full body stone massage protocol along with specific stone techniques for various pathologies. The application of stone massage is an effective therapeutic modality which treats the whole body. The use of hot stones is often what intrigues one – the feeling of being warm and relaxed appeals to everyone. The idea of the cold stones is not always as appealing, but it is the cold that does the deepest work. If heat and cold are applied during a treatment there is a continuous process of vasoconstriction and vasodilation which results in increased flushing rates within the body and optimum healing. Students will learn practical applications of stone massage, contraindications, safe temperature ranges, and stone information.
* 16 CEUs NCBTMB Approved