Stone Massage

Empowerment Through Education

Greetings my name is Sonia Alexandra, LMT and I am the founder of As the visionary, developer and author of the world-renowned stone massage concept for the spa and wellness industry. As a pioneer and leading authority in the expanding holistic health care field. I have spent over 30 years in the Spa, Clinical and Salon environments, as well as hands-on experience, beginning as a lifelong entrepreneur Massage Therapist, Aesthetic Practitioner, Holistic Spa Owner, Author, Lecturer and Workshop Facilitator, I have dedicated my life to educate others and share my vision on the benefits of massage and its many related therapies which of course includes stone massage therapy.

Continuing education is a vital element to our profession and our program meets your needs so you can satisfy your educational requirements. Whether you want to earn massage therapy continuing education credits for NCBTMB, AMTA, ABMP or your local state organization, I can facilitate your needs with our Stone Massage University programs.

I began my career with humble beginnings in an industry that was in its infancy so my journey was met with many challenges. I have achieved the goals I set for myself and much more. I would like now take the opportunity to give back to all of my colleagues and help them achieve success on whatever level they aspire to.  Be it as therapist, owner or spiritual teacher. I would like to utilize this blog as a helpful tool for all of us to share our insights, new developments and ideas for the betterment of the people, pets and planet.

By: 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, What's New, Uncategorized

What’s New in Stone Massage

Monthly, there are thousands of new graduates all over the globe, and I would really like to give back to them through the educational capacity of Stone Massage University.  Because, when I first started back in the early 1970’s as an LMT, I was well aware of the power of touch, but I never set out to change the world. I only wanted establish a positive reputation and bolster the credibility of our industry by changing people’s perceptions of the actual benefits of massage.

It became my life’s work, and decades later, my deepest desire now is to be able to provide the latest information on how to facilitate the trans formative powers of massage, for both new and established practitioners, to the benefit their clients and their professional status.

I believe Stone Massage work is profoundly effective and changes how individual people respond on all levels – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

As a continuing education provider and industry pioneer, I have spent the last three decades bringing together all the resources  to develop distance learning materials and online e-courses for you.  Now, you have one place that you can turn to and find the educational tools to help you to achieve your personal goals while maintaining your professional standing.  Under my guidance you will discover advancement opportunities you may not have imagined before this.

Whether you are an individual practitioner or a business owner responsible for a group of talented employees, you will find that Stone Massage University was designed to address the needs of the next generation of body work practitioners, so they can expand their horizons, both personally and professionally.  Please know that I am here to be your Personal Holistic Coach and Mentor.

  • Late in 2009, Massage Envy, a national massage franchise, to my delight has added Stone Massage to their service menu.
  • NCBTMB now offers practice exams online.
  • AMTA National Convention in 2009 had largest turn-out thus far, where they welcomed over 1,800 attendees.
  • Liability insurers are now requiring practitioners to be familiar with the Fitzpatrick Classification Scale of Skin Typing, for the application of Stone Massage, Hot Fomentations, Thai Balls, etc.

By: Sonia Alexandra

Stone Massage, What's New

Work Smarter Not Harder

The Spa and Wellness Industry is evolving rapidly, contributing to its success is stone massage, and the fact that it can be incorporated into so many different modalities.

Whether through relaxation or more targeted services Stone Massage has been a popular item on service menus for the past decade and a half.


The average burnout time for a massage therapist is approximately five years.

I would like to point out to you that proper training in the correct use of body mechanics while performing massage treatments is of vital importance. Another important factor to consider is the energy protection procedures prior to offering any hands on treatment.

If not implemented properly prior to each treatment,  negative energies can permeate our energy field and  drain us physically as well as mentally, I have personally experienced & also witnessed this in therapists numerous times, this can also be an added factor to burnout, so please remember to protect yourself.


Profound tissue massage work, as well as Rolfing and other deep tissue modalities, certainly take a toll on our bodies, especially our back, shoulders, hands and thumbs, affecting your longevity factor as a practitioner


I highly recommend using stones as therapy and as a tool, to help facilitate your deeper modalities.

May I suggest finding the perfect stone as your tool for your deeper work, once you feel comfortable with its shape in your hand, the stone you selected should be able to be grasped easily, this will give you leverage you need in your deep tissue work, allowing the stone to absorb the pressure. For the practitioner this will greatly save your hands and help you avoid repetitive injuries.

When preparing the skin for deeper tissue work I always begin by placing warm stones on the area, this greatly helps in relaxing and prepares the tissue for deeper work. I find it to be very beneficial with great results and I hope you do to.

By: Sonia Alexandra

Stone Massage

Hot and Cold Stone Therapy

The innovation of introducing hot and cold therapy to the wellness and aesthetic industry has its ancient roots as far back as the 19th century.

Doctor Sebastian Kneipp introduced a method that allows the body to become stronger through thermal and mechanical effects.

The temperature of our skin is such that making it reach different temperatures, different sensations and reactions will be produced by introducing hot and cold.

by the 21st century we introduced hot and cold stone therapy used to affect the body’s nervous system, it reacts by influencing the gastric and  hormone secretions.

The stimulus will also travel to a related organ or other destination in the body, cold stimulates and hot slows internal activity.

The alternative use of hot and cold stones  changes on the cellular level, by use of vaso-dialation and constriction. De-congestion of an area is achieved.

This method is highly recommended for LMTs , body workers or anyone involved in the health care field.  If you would like additional information on how to relieve migraines with this hot and cold therapy please send me a comment.

For more information please visit my website

By: Sonia Alexandra

What's New

From Desperation To Healing

From Desperation to Healing

Sharing my story at Toast Masters in Boca Raton, FL

I wanted to share with you the story of my humble beginnings and my passion for the path I have chosen.

Massage Therapy has been the most rewarding journey, and I hope my story can inspire others to achieve their dreams. Nothing is impossible and never give up, when we give selflessly we receive so much more in return, I feel truly blessed.

By: Sonia Alexandra

What's New

Healing Journey

I just recently returned from an amazing trip back to my roots in Hungary and Germany meeting cousins and uncles that I have longed to meet a lifetime. The stories they shared with me reconfirmed my holistic journey. The love resilience and sheer will to survive human repression during War torn years. Gave me the answers to my own resilience and will never to give up. I’m truly blessed to be at this new cross road in my life and vow more than ever to continue my chosen path of healing energy work.

By: Sonia Alexandra