Lava Stone Massage is an alternative holistic therapy method, which uses, the heated stones, which are in particular shapes, to be applied directly on the body. Using usual massage strokes, with a medium. The best medium for hot stone massage is oil. However, creams and gels can be used. This is one of the massage treatment methods practiced in most of the holistic treatment centers and spas all over the world. Hot stone massage is considered as among the fastest method of relieving the muscular pain and improve the joint mobility. Usually, it is advised with a sports massage. Hence the sports massage is mainly focusing on improving the joint mobility by reducing the muscle stiffness. Hot stone massage is a Holistic treatment method where the therapist uses smooth and heated lava stones for massage or to place on body parts. It is believed hot stone massage have its origin from the Ayurveda tradition. Started in Indian peninsula around 2500 years back. In ayurveda practitioners use heated stone bundles as a part of preparation method for main treatments. Later on the Japanese start using shaped lava stones heated in a particular device for the massage. They found it is fast pain relieving and improve the muscular function by generating circulation to the tissue level. Ancient Chinese used heated stones for more than 2000 years ago to improve the function of internal organs. Native Americans used hot stones, for sweating the body in specially created rooms known as ‘sweat lodges’( similar to sauna) hundred years ago and they are still using today. In India gem stones were used for chakra balancing treatments for many centuries. Stones were also used for healing in Africa, South America, North America and also used to carry or wearing it on the body for mental and physical health purposes. The use of lava stones in massage was recently introduced by Mary Nelson, in 1993 when she accidentally used hot stones to massage her knees, when they were having a sauna. She combined the use of hot stone therapy and she assembled a team of therapist to teach new techniques and very soon the method spread all over the world. The lava stones are created in high temperature like 1500 degree celsius onward and its heat absorption powers are immensely higher compared with normal stone. Most of the muscle pain are due to the friction created heat within the muscle tissue, when there is high temperature in between the muscles, body will push more fluid towards that area to reduce the extra temperature and that makes the fatigue condition, it makes muscle stiffness. When we apply lava stone with minimum temperature, 45 -50 degree celsius on the stiff area, the stone will start absorbing the heat generated by friction deep within the tissues and that results in immediate pain relief. This is the reason why, stone treatment is one of the best method can be done for pain relief. Hot stone massage is more effective when it is done after a deep tissue massage. The stone application will allow therapist to work more deeper into the muscle tissues. So, that the deep tissue massage will be really deeper.

Main subjects in Lava Stone Therapy

Theory Sessions
    Module I
    Basic Health Sciences
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Stone Therapy
  • Treatment Communication
  • Client Assessment
Practical Sessions
    Module II
    Basics of Holistic Healing
  • Treatment Room Arrangement
  • Product Knowledge
  • Treatment Session Opening & Closing
  • Healing & Touch Therapy
  • Basic Yoga
    Module III
    Stone Therapy Basics
  • Basic Massage Steps
  • Different Types of Stones
  • Heating Methods
  • Stone Placing Points
  • Massage With Stones
  • Stone Cleaning & Energising
    Module IV
    Stone Massage Practice
  • Hands on Practice
  • Correction sessions
  • Cross Training
  • Feed Back Sessions
  • Post Treatment Procedures
  • Treatment Room Maintenance
Requirements for admission
  • ID Proof Original
  • 5 Passport Size Photos
  • Notebooks, Pen, Pencils
  • Yoga Mat
  • Maximum pairs of sports outfit, shower towels and hand towels

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