Stone Therapy Treatments -Understand How to use Stone Therapy Treatments Essay

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References - IHM (Indian Head Massage), BM (Body Massage), AM (Pre Blended Aromatherapy Oil Massage, HSM (Hot Stone Massage) Knowledge – B24 – Outcome 10 - HSM

a. Explain the types of safe, purpose-built stone heating equipment and how to use and position them safely.
Hot stone heaters do vary with each manufacturer and all heaters operate in different ways. Some may take longer to heat up in relation to the water capacity (the larger the heater capacity in litres, the longer it take to heat) depending upon the size bought, that varies depending upon the number of stones to be heated.

It is important to use stone heating equipment that has been manufactured for the
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When the stones need recharging as they do not hold the heat for very long and are not hot to the touch, even if the water is at the correct temperature.

The stones can be charged by being:

Immersed in sea water – if you live near the coast then washing the stones in natural salt water is ideal and they should then be left out in the sun and wind to dry cleansed and left in the sunlight for a day to absorb the rays.

Left out overnight in the moonlight - it is suggested that cold stones and crystals are better cleansed in moonlight
Leave the stone out for 24 hours in both sunshine and moonlight to rebalance, so allowing the perfect balance of yin and yang to be restored

Left out in a thunderstorm, or in the rain, held under natural running spring water or soaked overnight in bottled natural spring water

Cleansed with crystals – labradorite or moonstone for cold stones

Cleansed with Reiki therapy

Placed on a bed of natural salt or you could sprinkle salt onto heated stones for a quick recharge.

g. Explain the types of suitable material used to protect the client’s skin against extremes of temperature during stone therapy treatment.

Protection of the client’s skin is important when using hot stones. A towel or a sheet is usually used between the skin and the placement stones, which cushions the skin and avoids burning the skin.

Some manufacturers suggest and provide bags, socks or small pillow cases to put small