Wednesday, 15 June 2011

#35 - Earn free massages


Lots of things are going on at the moment with my training to become a LaStone® Instructor, being in charge of LaStone® France ( and then of course my own massage business. Because so many things are going on, I have less time find new clients.

My goal still is to expand my opening days, but for that I need more regular clients. This is where I need your help with referrals. And I will even "pay" you for your effort.

For every three new paying clients you refer, I will give you one hour massage for free!

Yes, that's right. Get three of your friends to book a massage with me, and you will have a free massage waiting.

Google has added a new calendar function with direct online booking. I would like to ask you to try it out and test it to let me know how convenient it is for you. You need to already have a Google account/calendar, but then it'll also display your own appointments so it's easy to see if you're available.
The online booking can be found at this link.

You can still book as usual if you prefer. This is a try-out to see how it works and as Google develops the product, I intend to incorporate it on my website for easy access and use.

New articles:

Find the mistakes in this stone massage video
I came across this video recently. This is a very educational video demonstrating how you should -not- give a stone massage. This way the video becomes the perfect educational tool and I will certainly keep it in mind when I'm teaching my students.
Take a look at it and see if you can spot the mistakes and unpleasant techniques used. There is even an aspect to the massage that is directly dangerous for the client

Becoming a LaStone® Instructor

I have some very busy and packed three days ahead of me when I leave for England tomorrow. There's so much to learn and know in order to teach LaStone®. Most of it which I of course already know and utilize through giving massages as well as writing these blog-posts. But there are aspects to teaching LaStone® which isn't obvious to a practitioner or an outsider.

Thank you for your time and your help. I greatly appreciate everything you do.


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

#34 - Learning to teach LaStone®


Just a week left until I leave for my LaStone® Instructor course in England. The days are spent studying and reading up on everything I know about geothermal therapy, LaStone® and the foundation of my stone massages. It's hard to separate the advanced knowledge I have from the basic.

Thank you to all who has supported me and enabled me to achieve this goal. When I come back, I will be able to teach massage therapists and body-workers LaStone® Original Body and introduce them to the amazing path as a Stone Walker. It's exciting, but also a bit intimidating.

My Wednesday hours will not be affected by the course, and I am available for massages all of June. Book your next appointment now and be sure that your favourite timeslot is available.

Latest articles:

Depression affects the immune system

Research has shown that depression can lead to reduced immune functioning. A recent article in Massage Magazine describes how depressed people are more prone to premature ageing of immune cells, "which could in turn open the door to serious illness, such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke and dementia."

Massage eases depression
Massage Magazine has published several articles about how massage can help dealing with depression. Lots of research is being done in the field. Researchers prove many things we as massage therapists intuitively have known for a long while. Now it is backed up by scientific studies and research.

Health considerations in stone massage

Working with temperature and massage always gives rise to considerations and things to be aware of. There are many contraindications in stone massage, though fortunately in most cases they just mean the treatment needs to be adjusted. It is very important that I, as your therapist, am told if you have any medical or health issues.

Enjoy the beautiful weather and share the sunshine with others.