KI Lifestyle’s Essential Therapy massage workshop is a must to do! It is a great addition to your Reiki practice and your clients, friends and family will be thrilled you have acquired a new skill. NEW! SAVE when you purchase one of our packages by 20%.
This workshop is good for Reiki beginners, practitioners, massage therapists, light workers, Shamanic Coaches and practitioners and anyone who just loves massage and the Oils. They have a fabulous healing effect and help shift energy in the body that is blocked.
What is Hot Stone Massage?
Hot stone massage combines the benefits of hydrotherapy and thermalism (or thermotherapy – the use of heat applications) with the strokes of massage using stones to create a deep, relaxing and healing treatment. The heat of smooth basalt stones warms the skin, which allows for the absorption of moisturizing and therapeutic oils, while simultaneously preparing the musculature of the body so the therapist can work into the deeper muscle layers. Benefits of thermotherapy include: increased local circulation, improved blood flow to surrounding tissues, and greater ability to transport toxins and waste products from the area. Also, in combination with relaxation massage techniques to bring about relaxation and relief to sore muscles, chronic or stress related conditions. Hot Stone massage is both deeply relaxing and therapeutic at the same time. Both the heat and weight of the stones help loosen tight muscles and soothes trigger points in the body. A supplementary benefit is that the stones provide a wonderful tool that creates a sense of depth in the massage without the extra wear and tear on the therapist’s hands.
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What is Cold or Cryotherapy?
Cold stones, whether used alone or in conjunction with hot stones, has been receiving a lot of attention these days, as its popularity increase in spas and massage therapist’s offices around the world, and its medical benefits are increasingly realized. Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, works on the principle of heat exchange. This occurs when a cooler object is placed in direct contact with an object of warmer temperature, such as ice or cold stones against skin. The cooler object will absorb the heat of the warmer object in an attempt to achieve balance (where both items are vibrating at the same frequency). After a trauma or injury, the tissue and blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to that area are damaged. The cells around the injury increase their metabolism in an effort to consume more oxygen and repair themselves. If and when the oxygen is used up, the cells are at risk of dying. Also, the damaged or constricted blood vessels cannot remove waste. Blood cells and fluid, in an attempt to protect those tissues, seep into the interstitial spaces in the surrounding area, which results in swelling and bruising. When ice or an object of colder temperature is applied, it lowers the temperature of the damaged tissue through heat exchange and constricts local blood vessels. This slows metabolism and the consumption of oxygen, therefore reducing the rate of cell damage and decreasing fluid build-up or swelling.