CoreStones®

A Therapeutic Approach to Stone Massage

Dates: TBA
Time: 9:30am - 6pm
Cost of Course: $220

Supplies required: Purchase your CoreStones at a discount if ordered online with registration! ($115.00 for a 5 piece set). Regular price $129.00.

Course Description:

Day 1 -  Treating Back, Back and Front of the Legs, and Arms
CoreStone Massage Therapy® blends the ancient art of stone massage with a uniquely designed stone tool that facilitates deep muscle release without causing trauma to muscle tissue and minimizes the effort you must exert to achieve a therapeutic result. You will learn to use the stones as an extension of your hands.
As with any tool, how you hold it makes a difference so this workshop will focus on proper body mechanics. You will learn how to use stones without compromising your wrists and hands.
In this workshop, we will explore the muscles of the back, legs, feet, and arms.
We will cover treatments for back pain, shoulder pain, and plantar fasciitis.  We will demonstrate how to use the stones broadly for myofascial release and specifically for trigger point release or muscle stripping.
The contraindications/considerations of hot stone massage will be reviewed and we will discuss ways to alter sessions to accommodate certain conditions. You will learn how to heat or cool stones to the proper temperature to achieve our desired therapeutic outcome: deep muscle relief without causing tissue trauma and learn how to sanitize your stones for client safety.
Stone massage can save your hands and extend your career – you will be working with more ease and less strain.                                                             
Participants should bring linens and oil/lotion. Stones will be provided for use in class.

Day 2 -CoreStones Rejuvenating Facial Massage
This comprehensive training combines the best of both worlds – rejuvenating facial massage plus therapeutic massage of the neck and face. Our technique combines the use of hot and cold stones and hands using acupressure to stimulate the nerves in the face with a series of vertical and horizontal moves to relax facial muscles and connective tissue, increase blood flow and stimulate lymph drainage. We will work specifically with the muscles of the jaw, face, and neck to address such issues as TMJ, jaw pain, headaches, and neck pain.
Students will learn how to heat or cool stones to the proper temperature to achieve our desired therapeutic outcome: deep muscle relief without causing tissue trauma. And they will learn how to clean their stones for client safety. The contraindications of hot stone massage will be reviewed and we will discuss ways to alter sessions to accommodate certain conditions.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Participants should bring linens and oil/lotion. Stones will be provided for use in class.

About the Instructor

Dale Montelione Grust is a NY Licensed Massage Therapist with more than 30 years’ experience in the healing arts. She is the founder and director of the Center for Therapeutic Massage in New Paltz, NY and founder of CoreStones, LLC – developers of a uniquely designed soapstone tool that effectively facilitates deep muscle release.

Over the years her pursuit of education has led to diversified expertise in many modalities. She has taken the knowledge she has gained through her years of study and used that to create a modality using stones – hot or cold – to achieve therapeutic results.
Dale teaches stone massage with an emphasis on the therapeutic value of using the stones as a tool for myofascial and trigger point release without compromising your wrists and hand. The focus of her work is to help therapists deliver deep relief for their clients while minimizing the effort exerted to achieve this therapeutic result.