Showing posts with label Stone Massage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stone Massage. Show all posts

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Keeping your Hot Stones for Massage Clean and Sanitary Bewtween Uses

It is important to make sure you are keeping your hot stones for massage clean and washing them between each client. Here are some tips on keeping your tools sanitary for use between your hot stone massage clients:

  • Antibacterial dish detergent or soap is recommended, as well as Tea Tree Oil.
  • The stones should then be rinsed in hot water, air-dried on a towel and sprayed with a disinfectant like alcohol.
  • Using a scrub brush with antibacterial soap or tea tree oil to scrub the stones can be helpful as well.
  • The water in the massage-stone heater should be changed after each use as well, and the water reservoir should be washed with antibacterial soap and water, rinsed and sprayed with disinfectant.
  • The mat or towel that is at the bottom of the water reservoir in the heater must be replaced with a clean one.
  • Using a light oil with stone massage is recommended, as cream, lotion, gel or heavy oil like jojoba are too heavy for stone massage and tend to stick to the stones and heater surface making it more difficult to clean properly.
  • Having a second set of stones and a second heater is also recommended for back to back treatments and would be helpful in saving time between clients.


Hot Stone Sets and Kits:

Polished Hot Massage Basalt Stone Set / 45 Stones in Bamboo Case by HANS Equipment
Spa Masters Hot Stone Massage Set
Hot Stone Set / 59 Pieces
Hot Stone Facial Massage Kit by Amber Products
Deluxe Professional Hot Stone Warmer
Hot Massage Stones - Basic Massage Package With Heater by TH Stone

Items for Cleaning:
Antibacterial Soap
Tea Tree Oil
Scrub Brush
FPO For Professional Use Only 99% Alcohol
Prosana™ Rubbing Alcohol
Disinfectant

Friday, November 23, 2012

Warmth & Relaxation: Hot Stone Massage!


I don't know about you, but its starting to get pretty chilly here in New York! Massages are a great service all year round, but just the idea of a Hot Stone Massages when it's this cold out, makes me want to run right over to the spa! Hot stones in massages are great for removing stress and promoting relaxation and well-being. People are exceptionally stressed during the holiday season, so this is a great time to offer up Hot Stone Massages. All your clients will be thinking is warm relaxation! Sounds good to me.!


Here at Pure Spa, we offer all the supplies and tools you would need to offer this service. We also offer kits if your just starting out with Hot Stone Massages. The kits include stones, a stone warmer, a manual, and some accessories. We also have stones sets, stone massage books, stone massage DVDs, etc. Like I said...everything you will need to offer Hot Stone Massages!

Check out all these great items for Hot Stone Massage:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Massage Therapists: Take the Strain Out of Deep Tissue Work!


Deep tissue massages are straining and a lot of hard work, right? Well, there is a way to deliver an effective deep tissue or sports therapy massage that won't leave you so drained. Interesting! Helios Spot Therapy Massage Oil will do the hard work for you! You and your client will both feel great. This massage oil contains 100% natural, botanical essential oils and over 20 natural pain relieving and muscle relaxing compounds. It also contains no parabens, chemicals, nut proteins or animal products and does not have a medicinal smell to it like most similar products. The Helios Spot Therapy Massage Oil works great for spot treatment of localized acute or chronic pain areas. It relieves painful nerves, joints, muscles, arthritis, headaches, post surgical pain, shin splints, and sore feet. Great for improving range of motion when used before sports! This massage oil reduces the effort in any massage and provides faster, deeper, longer lasting results!

Also, something awesome to know about this item is that just one 2 oz. bottle is good for 300 applications! And the 8 oz. bottle will provide just as many applications as a 1/2 gallon of most other products! Can we say...cost effective?

Ingredients: 
  • Pure essential oils (triple certified): peppermint, nutmeg, lavender, clove, black pepper. 
  • Pure oils of: jojoba gold, olive, grapeseed, apricot. 
  • Flower essences: self heal, oak, sunflower, pine, vervain.

Useful Tip:
Extremely effective with hot stone therapy. Apply oil before massage to the area, place hot pad or stones on for 5-10 minutes. Come back to area to work deeply.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Stone Age

We are all familiar with the hot stone massage, but not everyone is familiar with the numerous other ways stones can be incorporated into a massage. Basalt Stones are the perfect addition to any massage! The benefits that Basalt Stones will add to a massage experience are undeniable!

With multiple ways to use the Basalt Stone and countless benefits it brings to the mind and body, there is no question your clients will thank you for incorporating this inexpensive addition to their massage!

The Large Basalt Stone is most effective when direct pressure of the stone is applied to the areas where the client has a lot of dense muscle, such as the pectorals, thighs and arms, as well as high energy or high stress regions of the body. Basalt Stones are essential to the healing and stimulation of damaged or weary muscle and tissue. As a massage therapist, Basalt Stones will give you the ability to deliver a deep, penetrating warmth to the musculature of the lower back and upper sacral region, providing your clients with instant comfort and relief. For the best results, the flat of the Basalt Stone should be used for effleurage and petrissage and for deep tissue work the edges of the stone should be used.

The use of a Single Basalt Stone is not only beneficial to the body but beneficial to the mind as well! Basalt Stones are known to enhance relaxation, harmony and rejuvenation. They are said to alleviate stress and negative energy.

Basalt Stones have an amazing ability to retain heat and can be heated several different ways. My favorite is by heating the stone by running it under hot water and then wrapping it a heated towel. I also love to use my stone warmer and never do I go with out my Stone Warming Pouch, no matter how I heat my stone!