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.
Participants should bring a massage table, linens and oil/lotion. Stones will be provided for use in class.