Stones2Go® is a routine that can be incorporated into Ashiatsu Bar Massage Therapy or Swedish massage. It consists of six stones (with optional eight toe stones). It only needs one minute setup and one minute cleanup. If you already have training in stones then the Stones2Go® DVD is highly recommended. You can use stones from your existing sets. If you have not then it is strongly recommended that you are hands on trained for stone work due to the temperatures involved.
It is an efficient means to add diversity and income to your 50 to 80 minute routine. Instead of a huge roaster with thirty or more stones, this set only uses six. The six stones are certain shapes and sizes. Two large thick round body stones 3 to 3 1/2 stones in diameter and 1 inch thick, two thin elongated oval stones for the feet, 3 1/2 inch long 2 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick and two smaller round stones about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick. The eight toe stones are optional. The toe stones are always recommended for house calls as they can ruin a clients disposal if you forget one in the sink.
The stones can be carried in a small bag containing a miniature crock pot and taken for house calls. The 1.5 qt crock pot and a 1.5 qt water boiler can be purchased at the drug store of $9.99 each. A small lingerie bag for the stones, so you do not need to put your hands in the hot water. And a small fish net for the toes stones, optional. A plastic spoon in case your stones get jammed and Biotone Herbal Select Oil in a holster and you are ready to go.
Class time is mostly spent on the hands-on application. Temperatures, handling of stones and contraindications are discussed. Most of the routine is incorporated into your massage routine. A video is of the technique is shown in class and a manual with instructions are also given. The stones are a bit awkward to handle at first, but with practice, stone handling becomes much easier.