Hot Stone Massage: A Three Dimensional Approach
The book's centerpiece is a unique three-dimensional approach to hot stone massage, which involves working on both sides of the body at once, removing stones from beneath clients without their involvement, and transitioning seamlessly from one body part to another. There are also detailed instructions on the principles and strokes involved in giving an encompassing three-dimensional hot stone massage.
The chapters of this book are organized progressively, beginning with the basics of a hot stone massage and then moving onto more advanced techniques. Each chapter includes an outline of its contents, a bulleted list of objectives, an introduction, and a list of key terms with definitions. Special tip and caution boxes appear throughout each chapter offering reminders and easy access to important information. At the end of each chapter there is a summary and a list of review questions to make sure you have effectively digested the material.
Charts on stone sizes, chakras, temperatures, and equipment grace the pages along with 200 full-color photographs that support all techniques and descriptions. The appendices further include sources for acquiring stone sets, locating instructors of this modality, and finding books for supplementary reading. Lastly, the reader is offered a step-by-step nine-page guide to giving a full body hot stone massage.
A companion Website offers the fully searchable text, sample syllabi, and an image bank.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 213 x 276 x 17.78mm | 567g
- 25 Mar 2009
- Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
- Philadelphia, United States
- w. 200 figs.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Hot Stone Massage
Chapter 2: Physiological Effects of Hot Stone Massage
Chapter 3: Equipment and Set-up
Chapter 4: The Stones
Chapter 5: Heating and Cooling the Stones
Chapter 6: Placing the Stones
Chapter 7: Managing the Stones
Chapter 8: Principles of Three- Dimensional Hot Stone Massage
Chapter 9: Techniques for Working with the Stones
Chapter 10: Strokes Used in Three-Dimensional Hot Stone Massage
Appendix A: Full-Body Three-Dimensional Hot Stone Massage Sequence
Appendix B: Sources for Stone Kits and Essential Oils
Appendix C: Trainings in Three-Dimensional Hot Stone Massage
Appendix D: Answers to Review Questions
Appendix E: Research Data on Stone Temperature
Appendix F: Suggested Readings, and References