To complement the MASSAGE Magazine article, “A Touch of Japan: The Hot Stone Meridian Technique,” by Pat Mayrhofer, in the July 2011 issue. Article summary: The Hot Stone Meridian technique involves the artful application of pressure via warmed stones along the body’s energetic pathways, or meridians.

by Pat Mayrhofer

The Hot-Stone Meridian technique is the art of applying hot stones to release energy along the meridians. Seminars are available through Nature’s Stones Inc., the originator of the Hot-Stone Meridian technique.

This two-day, hands-on seminar carries 16 National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork-approved continuing education units, and covers the balancing of yin and yang, moving the stagnation from the meridians, stretching to increase joint mobility and proper body mechanics for the practitioner.

Proper education will produce excellent treatments; excellent treatments mean happier clients; happier clients mean a successful practice.

The time has come to expand your horizons and experience something new. Be informed, be inspired, be effective and realize your greatest potential as a practitioner. 

Pat Mayrhofer is the founder and president of Nature’s Stones Inc., a massage-stone training company offering seminars internationally in many modalities for massage therapists, estheticians, shiatsu practitioners, reflexologists, nail technicians, physical therapists and chiropractors. For more information, visit