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NCBTMB Recertification

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork was founded in 1992 with the purpose of defining, raising, and upholding standards within the industry of massage therapy and bodywork. The NCBTMB offers consumers of the industry a quick, accessible, and comprehensive way to distinguish between the various providers offering services. Most of the time if a consumer that is trying to make a choice between two individuals with similar practices they are much more likely to go with the board certified provider. NCBTMB recertification keeps you as the preferred choice for all your customers, including future ones. The standards for NCBTMB recertification will ensure that you are consistently up to date with the best techniques of your chosen profession.

Dexterity should be what you are striving for as a professional in any field. If you want to offer the best services available you have to constantly be pushing yourself to learn, master, relearn, and continue this pattern of growth. This idea is excellently illustrated by a quote on mastery by Philip Toshio Sudo “Maturity means learning the value of that which is hard-earned.” if you have a passion for what you do then you want to be able to demonstrate that passion through adroit proficiency. NCBTMB recertification will guarantee that you become not only more astute but also more comparatively zealous.

Stone Healing offers numerous courses that will engage your inner student so that you can learn the most advanced techniques currently available within our industry. Our courses are NCBTMB certified because we value their standards of practice and believe it they can help expertly propel us and our therapists looking to get licensed/relicensed forward.  Some of our NCBTMB recertification course include:

  • Stone Massage Level 1 – Home Study Course/ Electronic Course
  • Stone Massage Level 2 – Home Study Course / Electronic Course
  • Dog Stone Massage Level 1 – Home Study Course / Electronic Course

Stone Healing’s founder, Sonia Alexandra, is a committed holistic healer who established in order to share her expertise with other massage therapists and health conscious individuals alike. Our greatest attempt and mission is to fulfill the needs of wellness providers who seek anomalously adept courses, and a source for their continued provenance. Sonia Alexandra is not only offering NCBTMB recertification courses relating to stone massages, she developed and popularized the technique herself over two decades ago. Learn from the best and if you have been previously board certified don’t allow your NCBTMB recertification pass you by. Industry leaders are the individuals that are persistently seeking knowledge and remaining keen. Contact us today for any questions about our products, services, or NCBTMB recertification courses.

NCBTMB Recertification


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Origin of the Word “Massage”

Greetings Fellow Massage Therapists and Healing Enthusiasts,

The words we speak carry tremendous meaning, often more significant than we may even be aware of. Let us delve into the origin and meaning of the word “massage.”

 According to one Etymology dictionary, the English word massage is derived from the French word massage, meaning “friction or kneading.” The French may have borrowed the word massage from colonial India, where the Portuguese used the word amasser, or “to knead” from the Latin word massa, meaning “mass, dough.”  It also may derive from the Arabic word massa, meaning “to touch, feel, handle;”

Remember that you are a member of a select group of healers, who have been touching lives across the world since the beginning of civilization through the power of the healing touch. We are all connected.

 Sonia Alexandra, LMT

Pet Stone Massage, Health & Wellness

Saluting Our Veterans


1st_detail The gift of healing, pets for our Veterans

Our soldiers have been brave,  we are very grateful, and we honor them, however many of the men and women returned with severe physical and emotional wounds. Veterans are also struggling silently with PTSD. This is where organizations like Pets for Vets are such  a blessing.

For instance shelter animals receive a second chance at life; they are trained as service dogs for Veterans with mobility issues, as well as needed companions, while giving our soldiers unconditional love, thus,  the healing process can slowly begins.

Experts agree with the scientific, research that has proven our physical and emotional health benefits greatly by loving and caring for our precious pets, and the companion ship they provide What a gift they are to all of us.

Sonia Alexandra

Pet Stone Massage

Stone Massage Rocks Your Pet’s World in a Natural Way

Pet Stone Massage

Have you ever sat with your dog in your lap, and instinctively knew that something was bothering your pet?  And, wished that there was something that you could do, right then and there, to help it?

As one of the early pioneers of the health and wellness industry for both pets and their people, I am delighted to be able to offer you a way to obtain accurate and practical information to help your pet. This information is the culmination of my research and practical application of safe and effective methodologies of integrated health, where I, as a continuing education provider, have combined conventional treatments and holistic care.

Though these treatments were once considered to be in the realm of obscure alternative health methodologies, more and more people are turning to holistic therapies to help heal themselves and their pets.  A 2008 poll, conducted by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that more than one-quarter of the American population is taking advantage of holistic therapies.

Massage and Stone Massage for your pets incorporates the holistic approach to health and well-being. These modalities primarily facilitate improvement, in such a way, that it does not interfere with its own body’s natural healing processes. As these therapies become more accepted, many insurance plans are now covering alternative treatments, including but not limited to, massage and acupuncture.

Now, I am available to answer your questions about how Massage, Stone Massage, and other related therapies; and how they can be applied to individual cases and situations.  From my own practical experience, I have used a variety of treatments for my own pets, as well as other animals, with considerable success.

Also, through my Stone Massage University, you have an opportunity to learn what you can do to help comfort your pet when it is experiencing difficulties from illness or old age.  As you feel more empowered, you are in a better position to be your pet’s health advocate both at home and at the veterinarian’s office.

With respect and gratitude,

Sonia Alexandra, LMT

Stone Massage University

Pet Wellness Coach

Personal Holistic Coach and Mentor

Healing the World One Stone at a Time

By: Sonia Alexandra

Stone Massage, Pet Stone Massage

How Crystals Can Help Heal Your Companion

It may sound like a New Age fad, but stone and crystal healing has been part of Eastern science, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, for more than 5,000 years. Practitioners believe that by wearing a particular stone or enjoying a stone massage, our bodies (and those of our animals) can enjoy specific healing benefits.

How does Crystal Healing Work?

You’re probably wondering how a stone or crystal can possibly have any healing properties. The body’s cells transmit electrical signals that travel along nerves, carrying information to and from the brain and other organs. These signals tell the brain what the eyes see, what the ears hear and what the body feels. The brain returns these signals to their origin to dictate every move and response the body makes. Since the body is full of these electrical impulses, it’s easy to see how stress and chemical imbalances can alter our energy field.

Stones and crystals, meanwhile, may look inert, but like everything else, their atoms vibrate at specific frequencies. That’s why they are often used as components in advanced technologies: quartz, for example, is used in sophisticated electronic and medical equipment. These frequencies can also have a healing effect on the body, and help bring our own systems back into balance.

A Holistic Foundation

The holistic approach to health care begins with a lifestyle, one that takes emotional as well as physical well being into consideration. When this foundation is set, an animal can thrive because his natural healing capacity will be strong enough to ward off many health problems. If illness or injury is present, he will be able to respond more readily to natural remedies, including stone massage or wearing a healing stone or crystal.

Overall, animals respond quickly to the natural balancing and transformative properties of stones and crystals.

You need to consider many variables when interpreting how a particular stone might benefit your companion; his general state of health, temperament, and environment can all have an influence on how effective the stone will be. Stones of a specific mineralogy will not have the exact same effects on every individual. The following table features a few helpful stones and their most common benefits.


Description: Crystallizes in masses, grains, nodules, and rarely, hexagonal prismatic crystals. Colors range from dark blue, gray, and green, to yellow, white and light red.

Emotional: Helps eliminate confusion. Facilitates companionship and mutual dependence, encouraging self esteem, self trust and trust in others. Can be used to enhance emotional balance.

Physical: Has been used in the treatment of gland metabolism and digestive disorders, and as a purifying agent for the body. Possesses anti-inflammatory properties.

 Red jasper

Description: A form of opaque, usually patterned chalcedony; occurs in massive formations. Dark red or orange; sometimes contains stripes or banding.

Emotional: Known as the “supreme nurturer”. Acts as a reminder that one isn’t here on the physical plane just for oneself, but also to bring joy and sustenance to others. Protects against negativity and helps one stay grounded to the stabilizing energies of the earth.  Balances the yin-yang energy, and the physical and emotional bodies.

Physical: Can be used in the treatment of tissue deterioration in internal organs, and for disorders of the kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver, and stomach – the energy is more appropriate for the deterioration, rather than the actual state of malfunction. Can be used to treat a loss of the sense of smell. Has been reported to soothe the nerves and aid in seizures.


Description: Crystallizes in the form of white nodules, compact masses, and tabular crystals.

Emotional: Calms communication, facilitates awareness, and encourages emotional expression. Assists in eliminating hesitation and promoting action. May be used to eliminate pain, stress, and rage. Discourages impertinent behavior and encourages balance.

Physical: Can be useful for balancing calcium levels in the body, and in the treatment of disorders of the teeth, bone structure, and soft tissues.

Green jadeite

Description: Jade occurs in the form of jadeite. Transval jade or nephrite jadeite crystallizes in grain masses and rare long prismatic crystals. Colors include translucent emerald green, pale to deep mauve, lavender, white, red, orange, yellow, black, blue green, and white with delicate green veining.

Emotional: Fidelity and devotion to purpose.

Physical: Can be used in treatment for disorders of the heart, hips, kidneys, and spleen and also general health maintenance.

Yellow jadeite

Description: Crystallizes in the form of grain masses and rare long prismatic crystals. Colors range from translucent emerald greens, pale to deep mauve, lavender, white, red, orange, yellow, black, blue, green, and white with delicate green veining.

Emotional: Facilitates cohesiveness in the actualization of purpose; protects and brings  favorable fortune and harmony; provides stabilization via grounding to the universe.

Physical: Can act as a bonding agent and assists both cellular and skeletal structures. May also help reduce pain in the sides, hips and legs. Can also be used in the treatment of reproductive disorders.

Your animal’s life energy needs to be vibrant and strong in order for him to stay well. Using stones to gently massage your animal, or in the form of a healing charm that he can wear on his collar, can help enhance a healthy, holistic lifestyle.

N.B. The information in this article is not meant as a substitute for veterinary advice, nor as a prescription for any health issues. If your animal has an illness or injury, consult a trained holistic veterinarian.