This wonderful indulgent therapy is becoming increasingly popular due to its extraordinary beneficial effects. More and more therapists are adding it to their menu of individual services. The idea of `melting your cares away` captures the imagination of therapists and clients alike.
Hot stone reflexology combines the benefits of a conventional reflexology treatment with the use of pre-warmed iron-rich volcanic basalt stones to enable deep stimulation of the reflex points. Using large stones to warm and massage the legs and feet, and smaller stones to work reflex points and deeper reflex areas results in a relaxing, restorative and deeply rejuvenating treatment. As with conventional reflexology, attention is paid to specific problem areas, while working on the body as a whole to create harmony and balance.
During the treatment, the client is engulfed in warmth and comfort, allowing you to work deeper with no extra effort and no danger of unnecessary injury to your own hands, wrists, fingers or thumbs. The energies from the stones promote a meditative and calm state, helping to relax to the deepest state possible and clients feel the warm nurturing and healing effects long after the treatment is over.
Traditionally stones were heated in large water heaters making it more suitable as a clinic-based therapy. The introduction of mobile stone heating bags has allowed this to become a popular therapy option for mobile therapists too.
During this course we will cover the following subjects
- Introduction of the theory and practice of hot stone reflexology
- Benefits to the client and reflexologist
- Physiological and psychological effects of using stones
- Suitable stones for hot stone reflexology
- Methods for heating stones – electric heated bags vs hot water heaters
- Care and cleansing of the stones and heater
- Preparation of the client
- Preparing the heater unit
- Health and safety considerations
- Treatment procedure
- Treatment routine
- Additional treatments
- After-care and home care advice
This incredible therapy can turn your reflexology business around. It is financially more rewarding than regular treatments and you will find it adds such an exciting new dimension to your practice that it will improve client retention. Adding the element of stones will enable you to offer a treatment, which feels totally different to anything the client may have experienced before.
Who Can Attend?
This workshop is designed for qualified reflexologists
Recognition by Professional Associations
Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, APNT , CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens
The workshop will be largely practical in content and students will be required to wear appropriate workwear for the duration of the course. During the session you will practise on each under supervision of the tutor who will offer guidance and feedback. Hot stone sets and heaters will be provided for your use during the practical sessions.
Duration: 1 day
Course fees include:
- All class tuition
- A comprehensive course manual
- An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
- 5 cpd points