Hot stone massage is a massage technique using warm stones to relieve muscular tension, treat pains and aches, and provide a soothing, relaxing feeling of contentment and well being.
This type of massage has been used traditionally in many cultures, such as the Incas in South America and the Maoris in New Zealand who used stones for certain rituals, and the ancient Romans and the Greeks who used hot stones in their baths. In the East, the stones were used to prevent and relieve imbalance and disease, by placing them on acupuncture points and along meridians.
What to Expect
The treatment takes half an hour to an hour and is combined with Shiatsu techniques. In a session, stones will be placed directly on the skin along the spine, in the middle of the palms and feet, and between the toes. Loose fitting cotton clothes (such as sweats or yoga shirt and pants) are recommended and may be changed at the office before the session.
The session takes place at our office in central Amsterdam, easily reachable by public transport. Sessions are also available during the international study weeks that take place in Amsterdam or during the seminars organised abroad.
A Personal Health and Way of Life Consultation is recommended to follow up the Hot Stone Massage, especially for those with health concerns. For further development, we recommend you read books and articles on macrobiotics or take the following courses: Summer Conference.
Booking an Appointment
Please contact the office to book an appointment or for information on costs and special arrangements.
The Kushi Institute of Europe office
Astrid van Dijk
Note: The Kushi Institute of Europe’s programs and services, as well as information on the Kushi Institute of Europe’s web pages, are educational in nature and are not intended to take the place of personalized medical counselling, diagnosis, or treatment.