Hot/Cold Therapeutic Stone Massage Course
To Sunday 28 March 2021 - 05:00pm
About the course
The effectiveness of this technique lies in the use of heat as well as alternating temperature. As R.M.T.'s we know one of the main functions of massage is to increase circulation in tight tissues. Massage dilates the blood vessels flushing the tight area with fresh blood flow. Now imagine doing that WHILE holding a hot stone. The use of heat really speeds blood flow into the tissue, much quicker than our hands alone can accomplish. When the R.M.T. encounters an area that is particularly tight, we can choose to alternate between hot and cold stones to dilate and constrict the vessels. This acts like a pump bringing in fresh oxygenated blood, mobilizating waste products that were trapped, and then pushing it all back out of the tissue when the constricting cold stone is introduced. We can alternate between hot and cold stones several times if needed. We can choose to end on a hot stone (great for regular muscle tightness) or end on a cold stone ( excellent to control inflammation). In the matter of a minute or two the tissue just softens and melts under your hands! You will find it surprisingly easy to feel the tissue tension right through the stone. You can use stones for your entire treatment or just the beginning of the treatment allowing them to do most of the hard work for you and therefore saving your hands!
Who wants a cold stone on them during a massage?
I have developed a technique of using both a hot and cold stone at the same time which is really effective and distracts from the "bite" of the cold stone. Most patients don't even notice the cold, but all the fabulous benefits are still there. This is not a spa course/technique. The benefits are extremely therapeutic in nature not only for the patient but also for the therapist holding the stone. The RMT will notice their forearms/ hands will become looser.
Instructor: Julie Redlin, R.M.T.
Number of days; and dates: This is a 2 day course.
Course Offerings: Feb. 27-28, 2021 (ONE space avail) and March 27-28th (half full) Only 8 Students will be taken, all Covid safety precautions in place.
Course times: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days
Licencing Body CECs: 14 CECs from the CMTBC
Course cost: $420 including GST
Deposit and or payment outline: Payment of the course via e-transfer is required upon registration.
Payment options: Cash, Cheque or preferably E-transfer
Contact information: Julie Redlin, RMT
Location: Strawberries and Sunshine Healing Centre unit 6201- 2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 6K5