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Twenty Reasons Why To Purchase
Hot Stone Massage: A Three Dimensional Approach by Leslie Bruder

1.  It is an excellent guide for BOTH NEW AND EXPERIENCED HOT STONE PRACTITIONERS because it is EXTENSIVE, with information NOT FOUND IN ANY OTHER BOOKS OR VIDEOS on hot stone massage.

2.  It covers EVERY ASPECT of learning and performing an ARTFUL, FLOWING, PHENOMENAL hot stone massage ("no stone left unturned").

3.  It has a innovative three-dimensional approach to using stones, which involves MASSAGING ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BODY AT ONCE!.

4.  It teaches the practitioner how to place and remove stones from beneath the client, WITHOUT EVER HAVING TO ASK THE CLIENT TO SIT UP.

5.  It includes a DETAILED explanation of the PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF HEAT AND COLD on the body.

6.  It includes a DETAILED account and description of the CONTRAINDICATIONS AND THE DISEASES/CONDITIONS to avoid and WHY.

7.  Its' NOVEL STONE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM helps NEW AND EXPERIENCED hot stone practitioners to work more EASILY AND FLUIDLY with the stones.

8.  In addition to ADVANCED TECHNIQUES, there are also lengthy detailed chapters that teach: GUIDELINES for using the stones and Three-dimensional massage PRINCIPLES, and STROKES.

9.  It includes a TEN PAGE IN-DEPTH STEP BY STEP GUIDED FULL BODY HOT STONE MASSAGE.

10.  It has STONE,  CHAKRA and TEMPERATURE CHARTS.

11.  It includes a DETAILED description of the ROOM SET UP and ALL of the EQUIPMENT NEEDED AND WHY.

12.  It includes a list of MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF STONES used in hot stone massage rather than just basalt.

13.  It includes detailed GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION FOR EACH TYPE OF STONE.

14.  It has KEY TERMS AND TIP & CAUTION BOXES that enhance the learning process.

15.  It includes REVIEW QUESTIONS at the end of each chapter.

16.  It includes SOURCES FOR PURCHASING OR ACQUIRING YOUR OWN SET OF STONES.

17.  It includes SOURCES FOR HANDS-ON INSTRUCTION IN 3D HOT STONE MASSAGE.

18.  It includes a detailed BOOK LIST, GLOSSARY and REFERENCES.

19.  It s in FULL COLOLR!!

20.  It has 200 GORGEOUS PHOTOS!!

PRESS RELEASE

Hot Stone Massage: A Three Dimensional Approach, by Leslie Bruder, is a user-friendly, easy-to-follow manual designed to teach professional massage therapists how to give a safe, effective and artful hot stone massage. The book covers every aspect of administering a hot stone massage including the many types of stones along with their geological origin, equipment and accessories needed, room set up, benefits and precautions, diseases and conditions to avoid, physiological effects of heat and cold, effective stone temperatures, diagrams for stone placement, creative massage techniques, and a novel system for optimal stone management and flow.

The book’s centerpiece is a unique three-dimensional approach to hot stone massage, which involves working on both sides of the body at once, removing stones from beneath clients without their involvement, and transitioning seamlessly from one body part to another.  There are also detailed instructions on the principles and strokes involved in giving an encompassing three-dimensional hot stone massage. 

The chapters of this book are organized progressively, beginning with the basics of a hot stone massage and then moving onto more advanced techniques. Each chapter includes an outline of its contents, a bulleted list of objectives, an introduction, and a list of key terms with definitions. Special tip and caution boxes appear throughout each chapter offering reminders and easy access to important information. At the end of each chapter there is a summary and a list of review questions to make sure you have effectively digested the material.

Charts on stone sizes, chakras, temperatures and equipment grace the pages along with 200 full-color photographs that support all techniques and descriptions.  The appendices further include sources for acquiring stone sets, locating instructors of this modality, and finding books for supplementary reading.  Lastly, the reader is offered a step-by-step 9 page guide to giving a full body hot stone massage.

Normal Price: $46.95

Review for amazon.com

Out of all the hot stone massage books I have read, this one by far surpasses them all! Not only is this book incredibly well written, accurate and thick with information, it also offers important and unique aspects of a hot stone massage not included in any other book or video, such as: how to massage the body on both sides at once; how to remove the stones from beneath the body without involving the client; and how to manage the stones throughout the massage in a fluid seamless fashion. It also includes entire chapters dedicated to important guidelines for using the stones; advanced techniques; and three-dimensional principles and massage strokes with detailed explanations of each. There is also useful and clearly written information about the physiology of heat and cold; each disease or condition that is contraindicated and why; an in-depth list of the many possible stones to use, as well as their geological origins; and a detailed list of all the equipment needed and not needed to give an efficient, flowing, artful hot stone massage. In addition, each chapter is loaded with defined key terms, tip and caution boxes, testimonials and an assortment of useful review questions. It closes with an appendix that includes charts on stone temperatures, sources for acquiring or purchasing sets of stones, instructors of this modality and books for further reading. And the icing on the cake is a step by step 9 page guided full body hot stone massage that leads you through everything you have just been taught in the book. As if this was not enough, this book is done is semi-glossy full color and includes 200 gorgeous photos! It is beautiful and artful and leaves no stone unturned. I found it very helpful, and I have been practicing hot stones for ten years. My husband is just learning and he found it to be very user friendly and powerful. It is simply amazing and I am very impressed. Thank you for writing it!


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