Over 10,000 years ago, the ancestors of Native American tribes began offering stone massage to the body for wellness. Stone Medicine offers these ancient traditions, using heated and chilled stones, gem and crystal stones and various animal 'medicines' (energies) to the massage profession. In ancient times hot stones were gathered from sunny river banks and ocean shores. The sun heated basalt was used to soften muscle tissue in combination with the water cooled stones, dipped from the river, lake or ocean to reduce swelling and inflammation. Stone Medicine is the only stone massage therapy based on these ancient, healing practices.
Hot stone massage has become popular around the world, thanks in part to Mary Nelson, founder of LaStone Therapy. Jenny Ray, founder of Stone Medicine, began her life walking with stones as a child, in the 1950's. She developed an education program for Stone Medicine, before meeting Mary Nelson in 2004. At that time Mary asked her to teach these traditional/ceremonial methods to her LaStone Therapy instructors and students around the world. That open door, led Jenny for the next ten years, to incorporating modern science, with the ancient traditions and teaching under the certification program of LaStone Therapy. Thank you Mary Nelson, and all the wonderful LaStone Therapy family, for the opportunity to explore the world!
The result of Jenny's research, first triggered by Mary's invitation, has led to Stone Medicine now offering the most professional and unique approach to stone massage education available, worldwide. With Mary's semi-retirement and LaStone Therapy's move to England, Stone Medicine will continue to serve from the land of her birth, Turtle Island (North America). Stone Medicine courses are constantly evolving, with new and ever-changing scientific knowledge. Stone Medicine treatments are not just intended to affect the physical body, but the emotional and spiritual body as well. By clearing the body of negative energies and reconnecting it to the perfect balance of Mother Earth, the body's ability to heal itself is reestablished. You and your client will be immersed in a deeper understanding and wisdom of Inyan Oyate (Stone Nation).
Stone Medicine, offers continuing education workshops emphasizing: proven science, contraindications, hygiene, sanitation, safety procedures, proper temperature control, and unique application techniques, along with amazing ceremonial applications, to ensure that the highest standards are being met by professional stone massage therapy practitioners worldwide.
Stone Medicine LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Board Certified, massage continuing education, Approved Provider. (#451227-10)
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