In this class you will learn how to use warm Himalayan salt stones to perform a full body massage so that you can offer this as an additional, unique massage session. You will also learn how to incorporate just a few of them when performing deep tissue techniques to help save wear and tear on your hands or as placement stones for an added touch of warmth during your regular massage sessions day to day. With 84 essential nutrients and minerals, the hand-carved salt stones help to re-mineralize your skin, reduce inflammation and leave the client with a deep sense of relaxation, while the warmth of the stones help to soften the fascia and soothe tight muscles. This work can be deep, specific, and/or broad and general depending on the client’s needs and the techniques used. This is growing fast in popularity because of the benefits clients receive also it is a very easy set-up and clean-up unlike all the work involved with traditional basalt hot stones, as it does not require water and also because the temperature can be adjusted anywhere from warm to warm/hot for a variety of conditions and heat preferences which makes it easy to perform year round without you, your client, or your room getting overheated.
During this training you will gain understanding of the therapeutic effects and benefits of using both heat and Himalayan salt stones as a tool in your practice. The indications and contraindications for warm salt stone massage will be discussed. By the end of the workshop you will be familiar with the handling of the stones, how to warm them, how to clean them, as well as learning a full body routine that you can customize. Participants will be introduced as to how to incorporate the use of essential oils into the modality should that be desired and appropriate. There will be lecture, demonstration and a hands-on exchange.
Please register early as this class will fill up and it requires you to purchase materials needed. This is a great refresher and change for those who have taken hot stone or warm bamboo and are now looking for something new and easy to do.
Dates: Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th, 2023
Time: Friday: 5:30pm to 8:30pm; Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Cortiva Institute – Cromwell campus
45 Shunpike Road, Suite 10
Cromwell, Connecticut 06416
CE Credits: 10
Instructor: Alecia Davidson
What to Bring:
- Massage linens including a blanket and face cradle cover
- Four to five hand towels
- One small bottle of fractionated coconut oil or Pure Pro Ultra Massage Oil (please do not bring regular coconut oil or any massage oil brand not stated above)
- One set of either 18 or 20 Himalayan Salt Stones which contain: 6 round, 6 oval, 6 teardrop and optional 2 heart shaped stones (check out: Saltability or Massage Warehouse):https://www.massagewarehouse.com/products/himilayan-salt-massage-stones/; https://www.massagewarehouse.com/products/himalayan-salt-massage-stones-hearts-set/6/
- Minimum of one heating pad King size approx. 12′ x 24′ that has at least 3-4 heat settings and a 1-2 hour time (check out: Sunbeam) (2 heating pads are the most ideal):https://www.massagewarehouse.com/products/heating-pad-economy-large-12-x-24-each/; https://www.amazon.com/Sunbeam-Walgreens-King-Fast-Heat-Heating/dp/B014VBD0UA/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=sunbeam+12+x+24+dry+moist+heat+pad&qid=1566780176&s=gateway&sr=8-15
About the Instructor:
Alecia Davidson has over 30 years of combined experience in the massage, esthetic/skincare, and wellness industry as a practitioner, consultant, owner, and educator. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Para-Medical Esthetician, Spa Body Practitioner and a Certified Professional Life Coach. Alecia has extensive post-graduate continuing education training: including the use of medicinal essential oils, spa modalities, advanced esthetics, specialty massage modalities, and as a life and career coach. She was formerly a Yonka-Paris product educator and has also studied under several renown Dermatologists and Cosmetic Surgeons during her employment at a medical spa.
She has been an Instuctor for over 20 years teaching CEU courses in several modalities (such as: Himalayan salt stones, warm bamboo, hot stone, facial massage, lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy/raindrop technique, and body treatments including salt scrubs/mud/seaweed/ herbal wraps) and is currently employed at Cortiva Institute and in private practice as the owner of Wellness Bursts. Alecia’s dedication and passion comes through in every class she teaches and her extensive background, knowledge and expertise is what keeps her valued as a leader in the industry.
For more information, to schedule an appointment, consultation, or class visit Alecia’s website at: www.wellnessbursts.com