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Hot Stone Reflexology?

Postby Pandoras_Gift on Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:38 pm

I had a client request Hot Stone Reflexology the other day. He said that he had it done in Sedona while on vacation. Unfortunately I was not made aware that it was supposed to be a hot stone anything so I was not prepared for the session and gave him a reflexology session instead.

Does anyone practice Hot Stone Reflexology? I had never even heard of it until he requested it... I do hot stone massage, or reflexology... I don't even do much with the hot stones on the feet when I do a hot stone massage, I would prefer to use my hands in the more delicate areas...
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Postby Dragonflies on Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:09 pm

I've only dabbled in this so I don't think I'll be much help. But I have known of this instructor who offers LaStone Reflexology sessions: http://www.universalreflexology.net/lastone.html. That link might give you a better idea of what hot stone reflexology is. I know I have seen a course on this, not on my computer right now so I can't find the link. PM me if you want me to dig it up later.
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Postby melb on Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:32 pm

LaStone run 2 courses directed at reflexologists Stone Sole Connection http://www.lastonetherapy.com/_Final/Vi ... eyValue=14
and Spiritual Reflexology http://www.lastonetherapy.com/_Final/Vi ... eyValue=35 Both are run by Deborah Ardell Hill http://www.spiritualreflexology.com/


Sacred Stone http://www.sacredstonehealing.com/ also run a Sacred Stone Reflexology course (you may have to scroll down to find the menu bar for the web site, bad design there)

Nature's Stones http://naturestonesinc.com/ also have a Hot Stone Reflexology course and they make a video called "The Art of Hot Stone Reflexology" which is listed as "not yet" on their web site, but is available elsewhere, you probably could get it from them if you emailed.
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Postby Dragonflies on Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:01 am

Just an update here...

I've been offering Hot Stone Foot Reflexology for about a year and a half now. I incorporate heated stones from local beaches into a session much like I would use my Rwo Shur "stick," crystals or other "tools." I add the stones for the last part of the session and it is just as popular in the summer as it is in the winter. Who knew!
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Postby makingachange on Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:25 am

GREAT articles!
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Postby Dragonflies on Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:12 am

makingachange wrote:GREAT articles!

Thanks. :D Its my other "job," writing that is.
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Postby squash_blsm on Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:44 am

Natures Stones offers training in this plus they have a DVD...
http://www.naturestonesinc.com/seminars/

They are great people - their stones and other products are wonderful.
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Postby Dragonflies on Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:37 am

squash_blsm wrote:Natures Stones offers training in this plus they have a DVD...
http://www.naturestonesinc.com/seminars/

They are great people - their stones and other products are wonderful.

Cool! Thanks for sharing squash_blsm.

I did check out the description. Its a shame they only have a 16 hour reflexology prereq but, I have a feeling this workshop is geared towards massage therapists and not reflexologists.
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Re: Hot Stone Reflexology?

Postby pueppi on Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:50 pm

I found this info from a yahoo reflexology group:



"Hi Joanie - I actually have a DVD & it DOES look interesting. There's a fair
amount of studying to it & equipment to buy. If you want to get a 'feel' for
it, perhaps you can try what I do. I'm lucky enough to have access to river
rock (it's smooth, black holds heat longer than light). I put 4 in a heating
pad & then at the end of my sessions I put some lotion or cream on my clients
lower legs & feet & then end with using a couple of the stones on each leg &
foot - to ground my clients. IF the stones are too hot for you to hold in your
hands, they're too warm for your client. I don't know if I'll ever go to a full
session as my clients like the 'hands on' & tho' they feel warm & nurtured with
warm towels & the stones, I'm not sure they want to give up the session of
'touch'. I too am interested in what other practitioners are doing with this."

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"Hi Joanie,

<snip>
if you're lucky enough to be in the right area, take the workshop.

But if you want my opinion, save your money and your time. The few clients I
tried it on, all said the same thing, "I miss the touch of your hands." They
never asked for it a second time. And you know what? I'm glad."

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Re: Hot Stone Reflexology?

Postby pueppi on Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:17 pm

I also located the following Courses and DVD's... which may be of use to someone:


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Re: Hot Stone Reflexology?

Postby squash_blsm on Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:46 am

The PA course is taught by Natures Stones.

I know the instructor for this and she is an amazing reflexologist.
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Re: Hot Stone Reflexology?

Postby pueppi on Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:30 am

squash_blsm wrote:The PA course is taught by Natures Stones.

I know the instructor for this and she is an amazing reflexologist.


Thanks for adding that, squash_blsm. :)
I wasn't sure who's work it was and I am updating this thread, since someone recently asked me about Hot Stones Reflexology and I wasn't well versed in the subject matter or offerings.


FWIW, I also found that LaStone used to provide a course called Stone Soul Connection. I cannot find workshops for it at this time, but it may be something for future reference. They can be contacted here, for more information.
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Re: Hot Stone Reflexology?

Postby pueppi on Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:27 am

pueppi wrote:FWIW, I also found that LaStone used to provide a course called Stone Soul Connection. I cannot find workshops for it at this time, but it may be something for future reference. They can be contacted here, for more information.


Update:

LaStone is offering the Stone Soul course again, and it can be located on their course page, color coded as "red": http://www.lastoneinternational.com/tra ... rse-dates/
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Postby pueppi on Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:58 am

squash_blsm wrote:Natures Stones offers training in this plus they have a DVD...
http://www.naturestonesinc.com/seminars/

They are great people - their stones and other products are wonderful.


I just recently reviewed this DVD and here are some things I felt to be useful:

"-Nature's Stones "The Art of Hot Stone Reflexology" (30 mins.) --- It tells you what you need to provide the reflexology session and the kinds of stones that are most beneficial. They say Mexican Beach Pebbles in the basalt family and have a high percentage of iron and magnesium which makes them dense and allows them to hold a high amount of heat for a long time. Since you are using smaller flat stones about 2-3½" (which usually cause heat to dissipate quickly) these stones are useful. It looks like they only use a 4" flat triangular stone for the "zones" and a somewhat larger stones fr an overall massage on the foot at the end. I like the idea that they use a stone on the belly for the client and use a hand mitt which has a pouch/pocket inside of it to protect the clients hand from the hot hand/palm stone. The reflexology session is different than how I learned, so it is not something I will change over to. They do use oil for the stones, and do note that in a normal reflexology session lubricant is not normally used. They use one stone for each reflex bilaterally, and get a new hot stone when they start with a new reflex system (ie. 1 stone for bilateral Urinarry System, 1 stone for the Circulatory System, etc.). They also remove all of the toe stones at the same time as they remove the foot mitt, so they stay in the foot mitt as it is being removed."
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