Stone Spa Etiquette
Stone Spa Etiquette & Information
So that you may rest at ease and relax into your
Geo-Thermal Therapy treatment with St8newalker in complete confidence and comfort, here
is some basic information and a few pointers
will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Geo-Thermal Therapy utilizes warm smooth stones (cleansed and warmed in fresh indigenous waters) and cool gem and mineral stones which are placed in areas of stress or imbalance, applied and sometimes massaged on the skin in the most sublime and energetically effective way for the stones to "dance" and share their healing properties.
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
"This Geo-Thermal therapist provides traditionally mentored life-long relationship and respect for Stone Nation in offering the natural healing energies from selected gem and mineral stones' gift as apprenticed over years of training and mentorship with Lakota-Dakota "medicine" teachers and practiced alongside and in harmony with well studied modern massage technique, including Myofascial Release Therapy.
" Each stone is ceremonially scrubbed, cleansed and rinsed before each use. Warm stones are heated in pure warm (not hot) water with a drop of grape seed extract added (a natural antibacterial) or naturally warmed by the sun. Cool stones are cleansed and refrigerated or kept cool under the stars overnight, energized in fresh cool spring water for best results before application.
" Stones in the collection of this Stonewalker have not been purchased in "sets" from commercial vendors, but have been intuitively gifted and/or collected over many years from long walks in forests, fields and woods, along sea shores and riverbeds, or gifted from special friends and powerful "medicine" teachers. Out of respect for Stone Nation these are regularly and naturally "re-charged" by placing them out of doors to absorb natural energies from sun and moon as they have done for eons.
Please note: This is not a run of
the mill "hot stone massage" as advertised and provided by
the majority of practitioners and spas who are well meaning yet misinformed and
under-trained in this art. Many of those who attempt to practice
stone massage today have only taken a four or eight hour seminar or DVD
course, thus what they practice could pose some danger to clients and
prove disruptive to the
best energetic use of stones. Our Stones are never
heated to "hot", therefore special thermal mitts, steel tools to remove
them from scalding water, or towels that divide clients from the natural
healing elements of mineral stones, or stones that have been
are not needed nor used by this authentic
and traditionally Lakota-Dakota mentored
" 100% pure Jojoba and/or organic Almond oil are usually applied as theses are most easily absorbed on the skin and help the stream and wind smoothed stones to glide.
" Please let your St8newalker know if you have any allergies, preferences or concerns in advance of application of aromatherapy or essential oils.
" An air ionizer may be in use to continually purify the air, and soft music and/or heartbeat drum may also be employed as a soothing agent. If you prefer complete quiet, let St8newalker know. Ear plugs are also available upon request.
" Sage, indigenous to the Black Hills, traditionally hand picked by St8newalker, Cedar, Juniper and/or sweet grass or California sage may be burned as a candle, the smoke of which is used to cleanse the air and for it"s calming and aromatherapy qualities. These have also been employed for centuries as an integral part of ceremonial Lakota-Dakota (Sioux) "medicine" ways for the best healing effect.
" Purified water (cold and/or in selected herbal teas) are available and offered as a "feast" following the session. It is also suggested that you consume large amounts of fresh water, breathe deeply of fresh air, and get at least 8 hours of rest each night for four nights following your session to compliment the rejuvenation and cellular cleansing/healing processes natural to your best well being.
" Individuals with heart conditions, diabetes or high blood pressure, pregnant women or anyone currently under medical care should consult with a physician prior to participating in any spa treatment.
"Payment for services is best made at the time of arrival, paid in full in advance , with applicable South Dakota Sales tax added,
so that you may then fully relax for the remainder of your time at the spa allowing your mental, physical and emotional focus to be on the application of the stones
to your best well being.
Bunny Sings Wolfs' peaceful Lakota-inflective music CDs (folk style with Native flute) are also
available for sale for $15.99 each if you wish to take peaceful reflective meditative music home with you.
" Gratuity is not included in pricing - and therefore
gifting in appreciation of these services is always gratefully accepted
" Gemstones may be selected and strategically placed for their resident influence on natural healing and best energetic balancing properties.
" Inappropriate use of language and/or actions is cause for immediate termination of session.
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The information on this page and on the St8newalker website is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice from a modern professional health care provider. Bodywork should not be construed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment, and it is understood that a Geo-Thermal Therapy practitioner is not qualified by modern "medical" standards to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness, and that no information offered on forms, website, or in person shall be construed as such. It is also understood that body work should not be performed under certain conditions and that each individual seeking such therapy does so of their own free will and as an expression of their own personal freedom in taking responsibility for their own health and education and/or for their own active participation and intent in manifesting their own healing,
balancing life energies, achieving relaxation and/or relief of stress factors.
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