Last weekend I took a one day course in Hot Stone Massage with Gateway Workshops..
Evidence of hot stone massage dates back over 3000 years, ancient civilizations believed that hot stones were beneficial for cleansing the body, relaxing the heart, grounding the soul and soothing the mind.
Hot stone massage combines the benefits of Hydrotherapy and Thermalism with massage strokes, using stones to create a deep, relaxing and healing treatment.
increased local circulation
improved blood flow to the surrounding tissues
greater ability to transport toxins and waste products from the area
hot/cold stones provide a fantastic tool creating a sense of depth to the massage without causing to much strain to the therapist’s hands
It was a practical course so we were able to experience the massage and it was wonderful!!
I have ordered some stones and a heating bag so stay tuned for some introductory offers!!