This comprehensive training combines the best of both worlds – anti-aging facial massage plus therapeutic massage of the neck and face. Our technique combines the use of hot and cold stones and hands using 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.
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.
Participants should bring linens and oil/lotion and stones if you have them.