Unit 5 Queens Court, Ayr, KA7 1LE, Scotland
Mon - FRI 9.00 - 18.00 SAT-SUN CLOSED
Full Body Stone Massage Routine
The client lies on her stomach with her head and neck straight, either via a neck support or down the breath hole of the beauty couch, arms by her sides and palms upwards ready to receive a warm stone. Place a support under the feet .
The first time you apply warm stones to the client ask them to inhale and as they exhale introduce the heat. DO NOT hold the stone still, it must glide with the massage.
Optional Stone Placements on top of towel prior to massage:-
‘Be CAREFUL working over bony areas and do not press the stones too hard over these areas. You want to warm up the full back ready for manual manipulation and it prepares the back for deeper tissue work.’
(vibrational tapping sends out vibrations through the tissues and causes the nerve patterns to break thus loosening muscles and releases tension)
NB:- Remember you can go back to the heater and collect more hot stones if need be, always replace them with the used ones.
If muscle are in flamed you can alternate with cold stones. Don’t forget that you can also work over the scalp you may like to lightly with smaller stones stroke trough the hair and scalp to release tension.
Back of the legs
Support the legs where required under the foot by pillow or towel roll.
* Repeat on second leg
Cover both legs and place used stones back into the heater, remember to remove stones from the hands
Stones that are needed to removed from heater before turning the client are:
FRONT OF BODY
Place the 4 large stones and 3 small in a line onto the couch. Ask your client to inhale through their nose and out through their mouth up to 8 times. as they do this place the stones on the body on each exhale (on top of a towel). Talk to the client and encourage them through the process, do not rush them. Begin the sequence at the Root Chakra.
* These placing of these stones open up the chakras and also relax the muscles without working over them. When placing throat chakra make a lip with the towel so it is not placed directly on to the skin. Also NEVER place third eye stone directly onto skin make sure it is cooler (dip into bowl of cold water to cool down)
FRONT OF LEG
Arm and Hand
Facial Massage – remove third eye cahkra stone
Take 6 palm stones and 2 trigger stones from the heater, dry and place on the couch. Place up to 6 cold stones on the couch ( optional) on either side of the head.
Select appropriate facial massage medium
Select 2 palm stones, rotate in your hands and apply shoulder movements over the pectoralis muscle to the deltoid ( top of your shoulders) then round to the back of the shoulders and neck. Turn the stone and apply movements until it begins to lose its heat.
Change stones over and concentrate on the trapezius and neck using kneading and effleurage movements.
Change to the trigger stones to continue massage over the trapezius and neck up to the occipalis.
Change to the last 2 palm stones (these should be cooler now) and glide up the neck onto the lower part of the neck and onto the lower part of the face using light effluerage, sweeping movements.
If skin is too sensitive you can comb the stones through the hair/scalp as this is a very relaxing move
Very light to medium pressure Lymphatic drainage moves can also be done with the stones. See below diagram for routine.