During this comprehensive training you will gain understanding of historical, physiological and the therapeutic effects and benefits of hot stone massage. The indications and contraindications for hot stone massage as well as the effects of heat and cold therapy will be reviewed and discussed. By the end of the workshop you will be familiar with the handling of stones, methods for incorporating hot stone work into your regular massage sessions as well as learning a full body hot stone routine that you can offer as an additional, unique treatment option.
Participants will also learn how to incorporate the use of essential oils into a hot stone routine for added benefit. This treatment modality not only adds enrichment to your massage sessions but also provides benefits to you as a manual therapist.
Date: October 7th & 8th ( Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm both days
Cortiva Institute – Cromwell campus
45 Shunpike Road, Suite 10
Cromwell, Connecticut 06416
CE Credits: 16
Instructor: Alecia Davidson
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 Instructor 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 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
What to Bring:
- Massage linens (including a blanket and face cradle cover)
- 4-5 hand towels
- 2 washcloths
- Water dispersible massage oil
- A slotted spoon and basalt stones ( in a variety of sizes that include 3-4 large stones approx. 3-4 inches, 10-12 medium stones approx. 2 1/2-3 inches, and 4 small stones approx. 1-2 inches and 8 toe stones are recommended but optional).