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A Therapeutic Approach to Stone Massage - Treating Low Back and Hip Pain

  • Lake Morey Resort Fairlee, VT (map)

In this comprehensive training we will review anatomy and trigger points of muscles most commonly involved in low back and hip pain. Those easily accessible: Gluteus Minimus and Maximus, Iliotibial Band, Tensor Fasciae Latae, and Hamstrings. And those that are more challenging to palpate and treat: Quadratus Lumborum, Psoas and Iliacus, Multifidi, and deep hip rotators.

We will demonstrate how to use the stones broadly for myofascial release and specifically for trigger point release.

You will learn how to heat or cool stones to the proper temperature to achieve our desired therapeutic outcome – deep muscle release without causing tissue trauma. Learn how to clean your stones for client safety.

The contraindications/considerations of hot stone massage will be reviewed and we will discuss ways to alter your sessions to accommodate certain conditions.

Participants should bring linens, and oil/lotion. If you are already working with stones, please bring your stone set.