In Jumozy’s comprehensive Full Body Stone Massage online course (3 continuing education (CE) hours), massage therapists can learn how to incorporate stones into their practice. Meade Steadman, L.M.T., and professional educator, guides students through all aspects of this modality.
Stones have been used for healing for thousands of years. That tradition continues today: Smooth stones are incorporated into massage or placed on the body to provide the benefits of their inherent healing properties, as well as to apply heat or cold.
This National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork-approved course includes visual, step-by-step video demonstrations of stone-massage techniques and of full-body massage routines with both hot and cold stones. Steadman also discusses history; benefits of thermotherapy and cryotherapy; contraindications; selecting, cleaning, and energizing stones; equipment; getting started; draping; alternating hot and cold stones in a session; incorporating stones in other modalities; energy work with chakras and ayurvedic doshas; post-treatment recommendations; and marketing and other professional considerations.
Incorporating stones as massage tools is also easier on the therapist. Stones minimize injury to your hands, wrists and elbows, and make the work less exhausting. Stone massage is also good for the bottom line and a way to personalize a massage and to differentiate a therapist’s offerings.
The course is broken down into small, manageable units, with quizzes to test and reinforce knowledge. Video footage pulled from the award-winning Art & Practice of Stone Massage, produced by Aesthetic VideoSource, breaks up text with discussions and demonstrations of the procedure. At the end of the course, upon satisfactory assessment scores, students can immediately print out a certificate of achievement.
Meade Steadman is a licensed massage therapist and instructor for the Myotherapy College of Utah and the Myotherapy Institute of Massage. He is also the featured expert in many award-winning instructional videos on various massage modalities. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Utah, and has published in A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology (4th Edition) and Massage and Bodywork magazine.
Jumozy, a division of Salon Channel Inc., provides online continuing education and training for massage therapists. Jumozy is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider. Provider number is 452024-12.
The Full Body Stone Massage course (3 CE hours; $36) can be accessed online at www.jumozy.com. A customer service representative is available at (801) 280-9084.