February 26, 2016 @10:00 am -6:00 pm
7 CE Hours
A Therapeutic Approach to Stone Massage
In this comprehensive workshop you will learn how to work easier using stones. We will start by reviewing how to heat, cool and clean your stones for client safety and the contraindications of hot stone massage. You will have time to ask any questions you have about the techniques you learned for the face, head, neck, and back then learn new techniques for the legs, feet, hips,arms, and abdomen (including psoas). There will be a review of the anatomy of the regions you will be working with and you will learn common trigger points that cause low back and hip pain as you work with a partner to release these points. Proper body mechanics when using stones will be emphasized so you can confidently offer this modality without compromising your hands and wrists.
Participants should bring linens, and oil/lotion.
If you are already working with stones, please bring your stone set.
Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
- Identify muscles of the legs and hips.
- Use stones to treat common trigger points of the legs and hips.
- Use stones to warm muscles and work psoas.
- Demonstrate how to hold a hot stone to work with fascia and trigger points.
- Incorporate hot stone techniques into a client’s session.
Meet the instructor
Dale Montelione Grust, LMT
Dale Montelione Grust is a NY Licensed Massage Therapist with more than 30 years’ experience in the healing arts. She is the founder and director of the Center for Therapeutic Massage in New Paltz, NY and founder of CoreStones, LLC.
Over the years her pursuit of education has led to diversified expertise in many modalities. Some of her studies include - Orthopedic Massage, advanced myofascial training, and CranioSacral Therapy.
In her practice Dale specializes in medical massage and pain relief. She strives to find the imbalance in the body that is the cause of pain.
She has taken the knowledge she has gained through her years of study and used that to create a modality using stones – hot or cold – to achieve therapeutic results.
Dale teaches stone massage with an emphasis on the therapeutic value of using the stones as a tool for myofascial and trigger point release without compromising your wrists and hands. The focus of her work is to help therapists deliver deep release for their clients while minimizing the effort exerted to achieve this therapeutic result.