The are of Hot Stone Foot and Hand Massage
by Pat Mayrhofer
Create the ultimate spa relaxation treatment with hot stone foot and hand massage.
This instructional program demonstrates the timeless, healing technique of using heated stones with classic western massage techniques to increase the relaxation of massage and to improve energy flow. Features up-close video footage of massage strokes and stone manipulation accompanied by expert narration. The perfect addition to a manicure or pedicure.
What you will learn:
~ A foot and hand massage using heated
~ The basic equipment involved in heated
~ Proper handling of the stones including
the appropriate temperature and layout.
~ The best stones to use for hot stone
massage work, including which stones
best conduct and hold the heat.
~ Easy care and cleaning of the stones.
~ How to set up your equipment and heat
the stones to the proper temperature.
~ How to incorporate hot stone massage protocol with a pedicure and manicure.
~ How massage therapists can introduce stone massage in a salon atmosphere.
~ How to use the stones to promote and increase the energy of the massage.
~ How to relax your client and enhance their foot and hand massage experience.
Hydrotherapy and the application of heat to the body to produce therapeutic effects can be traced to ancient times. Adding stones to your hand and foot massage protocol ? or to manicures and pedicures - adds a medium for the application of heat and/or cold to the body. Your clients will experience the added benefit of heat and you?ll save your wrists and hands because you?re sharing the work with the stones. The combination of the heat from the stones, the essential oils, and the soothing massage action of stones and oils produces a deep and penetrating state of relaxation and well being ? both for you and your client.
Running Time: 27 minutes