Massage therapy is one of the oldest and most widely accepted forms of holistic healing. Holistic medicine is an art as much as it is a science. It takes a dedicated and practiced practitioner to properly carry out the practice it orders to yield good results. Stone Healing’s founder, Sonia Alexandra, has described this moment of connection as a glimpse into the divine stating that “energy solidifies and creates the molecular restructure to the needed area of the body, assisting the body in its healing process… as healers we are just presenting the possibility, it is you and your body that reacts, scientific evidence is slowly emerging to verify what the healing community always knew, we can truly call it ancient wisdom.” Massage therapy is documented in texts that exceed four thousand years in age as a form of medicinal treatment. Stone healing was created in the hopes of helping massage therapists further their education regarding their chosen career path. Stone healing provides courses for any healers’ Recertification NCBTMB needs. We design our courses that meet the standards of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massages because we respect and value the work that they do in defining, raising, and upholding a caliber level within the industry.
Stone Healing contributed to the modification, improvement, and reintroduction of hot stone massage therapy. The practice of using heated stones has verbal and written documentation dating back around two-thousand years by the Chinese. The Chinese conducted the practice of heating stones because of the noted correlation to improved internal organ functionality. The use of stones in the practice of holistic healing and alternative therapies was documented in various other areas following the Chinese including:
- North America
- South America
There were various ways introduced into the general population for using stones for therapeutic purposes. Some of the techniques that were used included:
- Laying the stones in specific arrangements over the body
- carrying/wearing the stones for health and protection (spirituality related)
- Using stones for ceremonial purposes
- Heating of the stones for sweat lodges
Stone Healing has developed courses that are easily remote accessible a through tablets, smartphones, and mobile computers. Our courses provide you with knowledge and experience that our founder, Sonia Alexandra, has built through her years of practice and education. Our company was founded with the intention of spreading this highly effective technique to any and all interested massage therapists and holistic healers. The NCBTMB standards that we uphold with our courses ensure that once you complete any of the educational tools that we are offering you will be certified by a nationally recognized board. This helps your customers understand your commitment to professionalism and adeptness within the massage therapy profession.
Massage therapy is a career choice involving dedication, a nurturing attitude, and having a health-conscious interest. Stone healing is dedicated to providing a way for holistic healers like that Like Sonia Alexandra have a passion for the industry and a desire for continuing their education. Our central focus revolves around creating a network where massage therapists can turn to for continuing to grow their arsenal of techniques, practice proficiently, and gain certifications, overall respect, and recognition within the holistic healing community.
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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 Stone-Healing.com 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.
In my previous article I spoke about the possible causes and symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Today I would like to address treatment options, that I have personally used on my clients over the years with positive results
The usual symptoms are characterized by pain tenderness, joint pain, and stiffness of muscles, tendons and associated tissue.
Stone massage can bring quick relief, however I created a protocol of alternative warm and cool stone therapy that eases the pain for days.
Stone Massage can greatly help a person’s grieving process through the power of release. The stones facilitate the removal of negative energy from the body.
Stone Massage Therapy for the Grieving Client
The grieving client, having experienced a personal tragedy, is in emotional pain due to their loss. The healing path is different for each individual. As therapists, we can all relate and remember the first time one of our clients had an emotional release during the massage treatment.
My first experience in this regard was with Mrs. Jones, who had recently lost her husband. 20 minutes into the massage, I began to feel the tremendous grief coming from her body and soul. Then, the sobbing began. I placed my hands on her. No words were necessary, just healing touch. I gently placed a warm stone in each of her hands and one on her heart chakra and simply waited for her to release her emotional pain. After the session, she related to me how very helpful the experience had been and that she was returning for additional treatments, which she did. We are still friends to this day.
I can relate to the tremendous pain having lost my own mother only two weeks ago.
Did You Know? Insurance companies now require Stone Massage Practitioners to be certified. Professionals should also be proficient in the application of specific aspects of the modality, such as the Fitzpatrick Scale.
Sonia Alexandra, L.M.T., is a trusted voice for thousands in the wellness industry, and is an internationally recognized expert in this field. She has created the leading Stone Massage manufacturing and educational company, a globally recognized firm with a worldwide distribution and education network. As the leading developer of and authority on the world-renowned Stone Massage Therapy concept, she has presented in countless countries and venues, including the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa.
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It’s difficult to argue against the fact that money, appearances, and fashion pervade and greatly influence the society we live in. Anyone with a set of eyes understands that one’s physical appearance greatly affects how that person is treated. As humans, we often consciously or unconsciously judge people based on how physically attractive they are and/or how much money we think that they may have.
Those of us in the health and beauty industries provide services that make people feel good about themselves. Whether it’s through a facial, a haircut or a massage, we want our customers to go out the door feeling better and more confident or relaxed then when they came to see us. The current social situation, highlighted above, where instantaneous judgments of a person’s self-worth based on appearances, is one which we, as humans, are unlikely to evolve out of in the immediate future.
However, as agents of growth, transformation and healing, is it not our duty as well to at least consider and address the fact that this system of self-worth based on superficial appearances is flawed and less than ideal? My life has taught me that love, understanding, personality, intelligence and wisdom are far more valuable than looks alone. So, as we deal with clients, let us remember to strive to be beacons of light and love in this often cold and unforgiving world. In my opinion, the greatest gift you can give your clients, and anyone you associate with, is a greater love and appreciation of themselves (healthy self-love, not egotistical narcissism), which is the point from which they in turn can spread love to others within their spheres of influence.
Please continue to be patient, sympathetic and wise to all you come in contact with. Try not to judge…if you can.
By Sonia Alexandra, LMT
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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
Presenting a Three-Part Series on Understanding Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Awareness
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women aged 15 to 44, a fact that is startling. Domestic violence is more frequent than ever imagined and affects everyone in the family.
Studies estimate that 10 to 20 percent of children are at risk for exposure to domestic violence. In other words, between 3.3 and 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence, which leaves emotional scars that last a lifetime. These children are twice as likely to become abusers themselves, so the cycle of abuse continues from generation to generation. It must be stated that women and children are not the only victims of domestic violence as men also are victims of this inhumane act.
Let us end this madness! How can we end it? Education is the first and foremost important step towards wiping out domestic violence from our midst. Let’s do it for us all, for humanity.
Of course, domestic violence leaves the victims physically injured, such as crippled, disfigured, and suffering from hearing loss. Domestic violence victims often also lose or miss out on many things in life, such as the loss of peace of mind, friends, loved ones and belongings. There is also the unseen emotional damage, including emotional scars and the inability to trust. Domestic violence victims also suffer from many forms of fear, such as the fear of being alone at night and the fear for their lives.
Society has a tendency to blame the victim. However, no one deserves to be abused, no matter what the circumstances are. Statistics show that 75% of women who are murdered by their batterers are killed when they leave or after they leave the relationship. Stepping away is not always easy.
Together, we can make difference.
Over 6 million individuals in the United States alone are affected by fibromyalgia; those suffering will tell you that some of the symptoms they experience have a wide range.
I find in my personal practice, as well as the industry in general, back pain has increased tremendously, and is one of the most common complaints. Research indicates that qualified massage therapist are generally more effective at dealing with general lower back pain, then other more traditional methods, such as painkillers, anti inflammatory drugs, or physical therapy.
If you have ever experienced lower back pain, then you know the
feeling of pain relief; AHHHHHH what a relief it is.
Depending on the individual situation, always making certain a doctor’s evaluation is shared, different massage techniques can be incorporated. Depending on the particular cause of the pain, some of them are Swedish, warm & cool stone therapy, deep tissue manipulation, etc. are suitable for pain related points, where certain ligaments, joints, and postural alignment are targeted.
Massage therapy speaks for itself, clients report significant lessening of pain as well as improvement of motor function.
Sonia Alexandra, LMT