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Currently, the only LaStone® Therapy certified instructor in Australia is
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if you are interested in LaStone® Therapy courses, check our Training page for more information.
We usually have LaStone Simply Stones courses running Saturday and Sunday every few months, in Sydney (near Baulkham Hills in Sydney's north west). If Saturday is not suitable for you, please contact us if you would prefer Sunday-Monday or Monday-Tuesday, courses are run on these days when sufficient interest has been registered. If Sydney is not convenient for you, please register your interest and we may come to you!
What happens during a session
Stones are placed under the body, on the body and are used to massage you, warmth reaches deep into your muscles, melting tension and stress. A stone under each hand opens your hands, the warmth melting up your arm. A comforting stone on the belly, feels like a hot water bottle, the lightness experienced when the stone is removed needs to be experienced to be believed. Chilled stones are used on areas of inflammation. Cool half moon stones are placed under your eyes. Warm rocks and hands warmed by the rocks massage away tension. Stone therapy is a holistic treatment, working on mind, body and soul (spirit).
Each rock used has been individually chosen to be used in a LaStone® Therapy treatment. Crystals may also be included.
About LaStone Therapy
Created by Mary Nelson, from Phoenix, Arizona, in 1993, LaStone Therapy is the Original Hot and Cold treatment.
Is is a multifaceted technique designed to benefit clients and therapists at once. Therapists discover that the stress and strain to their hands, wrists and arms are virtually eliminated by using LaStone Therapy techniques. The stones and thermal variations do all the heavy work for you. You are able to work more efficiently for longer periods of time.
LaStone goes beyond the physical experience of a typical massage and enters deeper dimensions of relaxation, health and well being, creating a positive approach to mind, body, spirit philosophy.
The Theory of LaStone®
A Contemporary approach to alternating temperatures in massage.
The physiological benefits of alternating hot and cold to the body have long been scientifically and medically proven. Basalt and marble stones are the medium and the hot and cold temperatures are the message. This "vascular gymnastics" of the circulatory system assists the body in self-healing.
The application of heated rocks helps to prepare the body for a more efficient and effective massage. Using heated rocks as massage instruments causes vasodilatation. Following these massage strokes with chilled stones causes vasoconstriction. The effect is a form of circulatory calisthenics for the body. The gentle weight of the rocks, combined with manual manipulation of muscles, helps to push toxins out of the muscles and into the lymphatic system, stimulating the detoxification process.
The application of heated rocks and their use as during massage is ideal for flexibility work because they increase the elasticity of collagen fibers. They also ease muscle tension which assists in the prevention and recovery of sports injuries.
The application of chilled rocks has an analgesic effect on injured muscles, acting as painkillers by reducing the ability of the nerve endings in the affected site to conduct impulses.
LaStone® goes beyond the Physical experience of typical massage, and enters deeper dimensions of relaxation, health and well being, creating a positive approach to "Body-Mind-Spirit" philosophy.
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A Discovery Health Channel article about LaStone® Therapy can be found here
LaStone® Therapy is the "Last One Therapy." More details about LaStone® can be found here.
Often called hot rock massage or hot stone massage, stones of varying temperatures may be used - hot, warm, room temperature, cool and chilled stones, and occasionally icy stones. The various temperatures of the rocks allows different experiences during the treatment.
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