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& Minerals Information
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Has anyone had a session of La Stone
Therapy massage? I know they use marble and basalt stones. What
are the properties of these stones? And if you had a treatment
what was it like please? just curious
Stone therapy is a type of thermotherapy using deep penetrating
heat from smooth basalt rocks and alternating cold from marble
stones. It is an ancient healing art that was just recently
rediscovered. Its modern form came in 1994 when a massage therapist
from Tucson, AZ brought it back to life. Since then it very
quickly became the most influential and demanded treatment in
the SPA industry in North America and had taken many forms.
Physiological benefits of alternating temperatures to the body
have long been scientifically and medically proven.
It goes beyond the
physical experience of a typical massage, and enters deeper
dimensions of relaxation, health and well being.
From what I understand,
it improves the work of lymphatic and immune systems, normalizes
body functions, and assists one's body in self healing. It also
affects the sensory system which stimulates production of neuro-chemicals
that brings sense of well-being.
The ultimate goal
of the therapy is relaxation that will bring balance and alleviate
chronic and acute problems and I would like to use this as an
added tool in my healing work. So next year, I am hoping to
enter a program to learn more and become certified.
Basalt: interestingly, Basalt is an igneous volcanic rock and
is often used in healing sessions to boost the reproductive
system and to enhance fertility. Basalt promotes balance in
emotions therefore it is a good stone to dissipate negative
Marble: is a familiar stone in both Naturopathy and Homeopathy.
Often sought as a stone of "protection," and used
as a talisman. It is said Marble helps to enhance serenity,
bring guidance and order to disarray. An excellent stone to
balance the heart chakra therefore increasing calmness and harmony.
Also good to use during meditation. Hope this helps.
Thanks Lotusbud, i'm also
interested in learning this type of massage
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