LaStone Therapy is a modern technique drawing on ancient Native
American traditions using heated basalt and cooled marble on the
body. Developed by Mary Nelson Hannigan in Arizona in 1993 LaStone
Therapy combines traditional massage and reflexology techniques
with thermo therapy and can affect you on a purely physical level,
an emotional level and even on a spiritual level. LaStone Therapy
is an original stone treatment.
The heat of the stones
“melts” your muscles bringing deep relaxation. The
heat helps to increase circulation and improve lymph drainage
thus helping rid of the body of toxins. At various points during
the treatment cold stones can be introduced which causes vasoconstriction.
This releases histamines and has an analgesic pain relieving effect.
The alternation of hot and cold speeds up the blood flow and then
slows it down. This can have a deeply therapeutic effect on your
body. The contrast between hot and cold is “absolute bliss”
and the benefits of LaStone therapy treatment last much longer
than traditional massage or reflexology. It’s a massage
and deep tissue healing, detoxification, immune system function
booster and an energy treatment in one.