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Stones have been used for healing for thousands of years, and 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.

In Jumozy’s new comprehensive Full Body Stone Massage online course (7 CE hours), massage therapists can learn how to incorporate stones into their practice. Meade Steadman, LMT and professional educator, guides students through all aspects of this modality. The course is approved for continuing education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and most U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

The 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 the history of stone massage; physiological changes and benefits induced by thermo- and cryotherapy; contraindications; selecting, cleaning, and energizing stones; supplies and equipment needed for stone massage; getting started; draping techniques; 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 can be easier on the therapist. Stones minimize injury to a massage therapist’s hands, wrists and elbows, and it makes the work less exhausting, as well. Stone massage is also good for the bottom line and a way to personalize a massage and to differentiate a therapist’s offerings.

The online 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. A glossary with 123 terms relevant to stone massage is included. At the end of the course, upon satisfactory assessment scores, students can immediately download and print a certificate of achievement.

Student feedback has been positive, speaking to the quality of information, presentation, organization and overall user friendliness:

“I found your course to be very simple in terms of use and the terminology was very good. I enjoyed the pacing of the course along with the video. I’d take more CEU’s with you this way.  Thank you.” —Adrienne H.

“The course was excellent…” —Beverly M.

“Very good, easy to use format, good quality videos.” —Fiona B.

“I really enjoyed the course. Hot Stone is a therapy I want to include in my treatments.” —John B.

“I’m very pleased with the course. I was totally unaware of “toe-cozies” and using small stones for chakras and for facial work. That I am definitely interested in and would most likely include in my other modalities. Thanks guys! Another great addition to my skills.” —Olivia H..

More information on the Full Body Stone Massage course (7 CE Hrs., $84.99) can be accessed online at www.jumozy.com. A customer service representative is also available at 1-801-280-9084.

About Meade Steadman

Meade Steadman is a licensed massage therapist and instructor for the Myotherapy College of Utah. 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.

About Jumozy

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), American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), and most U.S. states and Canadian provinces as a continuing education Approved Provider.

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