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Small spas increasingly offer hot stone massages

Easily learnable application with lots of potential

 

The hot stone massage is now an integral part of the range of massage studios and hotels. Smaller vendors (such as beauty salons) even more.


Cope with back pain and tension with warm stones

 

Massage stones made of lava rock (basalt) are used for the hot stone massage (warm stone massage). These so-called hot stones are heated to approx. 55 ° C and before the actual massage, and under the body. The goal is warming up and loosening of muscles and deeper tissue layers. In the subsequent part of the massage, tension can be solved effectively. Also many massage studios and Spa Hotel customers appreciate this.


Low cost encourages smaller vendors

 

The cost to run a hot stone massage relative to the income potential, is extremely low. About $500 to $700 should be planned for the initial equipment: professional set with different sized hot stones approximately $80 to $120, water bath heater $120, $200 massage table, massage oil and other accessories $100. A one-hour massage customers pay for usually $60 to $90, so that the investment has paid off after only 10 customers. For more detail on salary, review California's massage therapist salary.

 

The hot stone massage is easy to learn

 

Vendors without prior knowledge can train through books (such as hot stones, Dagmar Fleck), or training material on DVD. The costs for this are relatively negligible (approx. $20) and empower the learner to perform their first applications. Performing the hot stone massage on persons of trust to be "rehearsed" are best, to gain security. Certified professional training and seminars are offered regionally. Compact courses last usually two to four days and can convey the most practical security.

 

Professional certification of the utmost

 

While easy to learn, most states have very specific requirements in order to legally perform massage as a massage therapist. Here is a link to the California requirements, for example.