Hot Stone Massage for Feet, Hands, and Arms and
Therapeutic Anti-Aging Face and Neck Massage
Hot Stone Massage for Feet, Hands, and Arms for your clients and yourself (this is a 4 CE course)
Our hands and feet take a beating every day and a relaxing massage is a welcome relief. This class is designed to show you ways to address common injuries such as plantar fasciitis as well as how to pamper the extremities with soothing hot stone massage. Working the intricate musculature of the hands and feet can be challenging to our own hands, especially our thumbs, unless we work consciously and carefully.
We will review the anatomy of the feet, hands, and forearms and discuss common problems that can arise in these areas. Proper body mechanics are an integral part of this course and you will learn how to work with stones without compromising your wrists and hands.
The contraindications/considerations of hot stone massage will be reviewed and we will discuss ways to alter sessions to accommodate certain conditions. You will learn how to heat or cool stones to the proper temperature to achieve our desired therapeutic outcome: deep muscle relief without causing tissue trauma and learn how to sanitize your stones for client safety. Stone massage can save your hands and extend your career. You will be working with more ease and less strain.
Therapeutic Anti-Aging Face and Neck Massage (this is a 4 CE course)
This comprehensive training combines the best of both worlds – anti-aging facial massage plus therapeutic massage of the neck and face. Gentle yet precise strokes using stones, both warm and cold, will relax muscles, tone and tighten the face, and stimulate collagen and elastin production. Relieving tension in the face, jaw and neck will visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Our technique combines acupressure to stimulate the nerves in the face with a series of vertical and horizontal moves to relax facial muscles and connective tissue, increase blood flow and stimulate lymph drainage. We will work specifically with the muscles of the jaw, face, and neck to address tension in the jaw, headaches, and tension held in the neck.
The use of organic pomegranate oil will encourage cell rejuvenation and moisturize and tone the epidermis with its unique omega-5 fatty acid, polyphenols and inherent delivery system.
Students will learn how to heat or cool stones to the proper temperature to achieve our desired therapeutic outcome: deep muscle relief without causing tissue trauma. And they will learn how to clean their stones for client safety.
The contraindications of hot stone massage will be reviewed and we will discuss ways to alter sessions to accommodate certain conditions.