The Art and Practice of Stone Massage DVD
Licensed massage therapist, Meade Steadman, illustrates how to incorporate the use of hot and cold stones in full-body massage. Steadman, who is also an instructor, demonstrates how to perform the strokes (petrissage, effleurage, and edging) on the different muscle groups from head to toe, while explaining the physiological effects of thermal and cryo therapy, which include stimulating circulation, relaxing musculature, and reducing inflammation.
The use of stones for healing dates back thousands of years. In this comprehensive, beautifully filmed video, Meade discusses the history, selection of stones, placement of Chakra stones, and preparatory grounding for focus, as well as equipment, client comfort levels, and contraindications/precautions for such conditions as heart problems and pregnancy. (104 min.)