Friday, 29 April 2011

#32 - Another course preparation

Greetings,

Again I am preparing for a LaStone® course in England. This time it's not just learning new techniques, but learning how to teach LaStone® therapy. I am an Instructor in Training and will over the summer be able to host my own classes. This of course means that my skills will increase and I gain an even deeper understanding of working with the stones. All to your benefit.

As usual, this means saving up big time. I will be away June 9th to 13th, during which time of course I am not available for a massage. Once again I'm calling out to my trustworthy clients and encouraging that you book an extra massage, or buy a gift certificate to a friend, or a prepaid package, to support me on my journey.

Wednesday the 4th is already filling up. I only have two slots left. One between between 13:30 and 15:30 and another between 17:30 and 18:30. Be quick and book now before it's too late. You can just reply to this mail.

Starting this month, I will be sending out my newsletter every two weeks. Readers have requested a higher frequency so they can easier keep up to date with my articles and news.

Don't forget to "like" my business page on Facebook and help me spread the word. The more fans, the better. http://www.facebook.com/StarKeysMassage. This is the fastest way to keep track of news, special offers and articles.


Articles this last month:

A world of different Stone Massages
What is a "Stone Massage"? Essentially it is a bodywork modality including the use of stones one way or another. There are many different expressions of stone-work. I say stone-work, because there are expressions which do not include massage or physical manipulation of tissue.
The typical perception of a stone-treatment here in France includes passive use of the stones - stone placement on ...
http://blog.starkeys.com/2011/04/world-of-different-stone-massages.html

Emotional benefits of massage
When we read about what massage is good for, the majority of focus is placed on physical benefits. This is easy to study and research scientifically, as it can be weighted and measured. There is another aspect to massage which is rarely mentioned. The emotional benefits. How massage affects our feelings, our mood and emotional well-being.
http://blog.starkeys.com/2011/04/emotional-benefits-of-massage.html

Massage and Pregnancy
There is a very persistent myth in the massage community that pregnant women can't receive any massages, especially during their first trimester. Fact is that during a normal pregnancy, where there are no other health concerns, a pregnant woman can without risk receive a normal massage.
http://blog.starkeys.com/2011/04/massage-and-pregnancy.html

About LaStone Therapy by Mary Nelson
Often people ask me what is different about LaStone, “…isn’t it just another stone massage, surely they cannot be that different?” Yet they are different, in many ways; not only is the treatment itself different but the way in which LaStone is taught stands alone from the Other Expressions of Hot Stone Massage.
LaStone methodologies are based in ancient practices of energy work and thermal...
http://blog.starkeys.com/2011/04/about-lastone-therapy-by-mary-nelson.html


I look forward to seeing you on the massage table.

Thank you for reading and cheers,
Pia

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Pia, I am a reader in England and wondered whether you would be available for a massage booking whilst you are over here in June? Which part of the country will you be in? I read your blog every so often but obviously have never been able to book an appointment before as we are in different countries. Thanks.

Pia said...

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your message. I will not be available for any appointments while I'm in England.

Firstly my days will be fully booked and focused on learning. It's intensive learning all days.
Secondly, all my equipment is in Paris, so logistically there's a problem as well.

I can recommend LaStone therapists in England if you're interested.

Do send me a message if you ever happen to visit Paris one day.

Cheers,
Pia