Stone Therapy Treatments -Understand How to use Stone Therapy Treatments

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References - IHM (Indian Head Massage), BM (Body Massage), AM (Pre Blended Aromatherapy Oil Massage, HSM (Hot Stone Massage) Knowledge – B24 – Outcome 10 - HSM UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE STONE THERAPY EQUIPMENT a. Explain the types of safe, purpose-built stone heating equipment and how to use and position them safely. Hot stone heaters do vary with each manufacturer and all heaters operate in different ways. Some may take longer to heat up in relation to the water capacity (the larger the heater capacity in litres, the longer it take to heat) depending upon the size bought, that varies depending upon the number of stones to be heated. It is important to use stone heating equipment that has been manufactured for the…show more content…
They need warming and soothing heat massage to raise body temperature and create relaxation in muscles that may be tense due to the cold. However, if a client has a hot body, muscular and sporty with a tendency to sprains – then cold marble massage is going to suit them far better. You may want to start with hot stones to open up the muscles, but the majority could be using cold stones. With a very small framed and thin client, it is important to use smaller stones, less pressure and to avoid any bony areas. With a very small framed client, consider using smaller stones for placement and often using less stones would be more comfortable for the client. It is also important to keep checking with the client comfort and whether the pressure is comfortable for them. The trigger stones are ideal for use on areas with tense nodules such as the trapieus area and around the scapular. f. Explain how to dry and store different types of stone in a way that will effectively energise them. The stones are cleaned after every treatment in warm soapy water and then dried with a towel and placed back in the water heater which has been emptied and dried with a clean towel placed in the bottom of the heater. It is recommended that the stones are recharged monthly to restore their energy levels and to
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