La Stone Therapy: The Amazing New Form of Healing Bodywork That Will Transform Your Health

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LaStone therapy blends the ancient Native American art of stone massage with modern bodywork techniques. It is growing in popularity as a way of providing relief for stiff and aching muscles, improving circulation and bringing about deep relaxation and rejuvenation. This manual: explains the principles behind LaStone therapy—what it is and what it does; details the health benefits; reveals how LaStone provides deeper, more sustained massage than conventional methods; explains the Native American traditions which ...

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Overview

LaStone therapy blends the ancient Native American art of stone massage with modern bodywork techniques. It is growing in popularity as a way of providing relief for stiff and aching muscles, improving circulation and bringing about deep relaxation and rejuvenation. This manual: explains the principles behind LaStone therapy—what it is and what it does; details the health benefits; reveals how LaStone provides deeper, more sustained massage than conventional methods; explains the Native American traditions which underpin LaStone; provides a list of therapists and resources; explains how basalt and marble stones are heated and placed under soft towels at the body's energy points including the hands, along the back, the stomach and the forehead; reveals how cooled stones are also used to soothe inflammation and to comfort tired eyes, or are used in conjunction with heated stones as a form of thermotherapy; and outlines what you can expect from a treatment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749923334
  • Publisher: Piatkus Books
  • Publication date: 11/15/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Scrivner established The British School of Complementary Therapy in London's Harley Street in 1989. It runs courses on a range of therapies including osteopathy, physiotherapy, reflexology and aromatherapy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 What is LaStone Therapy? 5
2 The Origins of LaStone Therapy 14
3 How I Came to LaStone 26
4 How LaStone Therapy Works 33
5 Stones Throughout the Ages 49
6 Types of Stone Used 59
7 Obtaining and Using Stones 70
8 Energy Work with LaStone Therapy 92
9 Practising LaStone Therapy 117
Further Reading 131
Index 132
About LaStone Courses and Treatments 138
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