What is Hot and Cold Stone, Reflexology, and Shiatsu?

By: Lucie Roussin, RMT, Aug 02, 2016
What is Hot and Cold Stone, Reflexology, and Shiatsu?

What are these 3 treatments and how are they performed?

What is Hot and Cold Stone?

It is a type of thermotherapy that uses smooth Basalt Stones (Volcanic) and alternating cold stones (Marble). It is a treatment that grounds you, and helps to assist your body in self healing. It improves work on lymphatic and immune systems. The ultimate goal of the therapy is relaxation that will bring balance alleviate chronic and acute problems.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a centuries old healing art of stimulating the feet that reduces stress and improves your physical well-being.
The feet and or hands are maps to your body and they have over 7000 nerve ending called reflexes – which correspond to every organ & system within your body.
Reflexology can reduce stress, promote healing, increase circulation, boost Immune system, cleanse body of toxins, revitalize and balance energy and nurture a sense of Well-Being. Reflexology not only soothes and balances your entire body; it is an effective treatment for: Arthritis, Sciatica, Sinuses, Acne, PMS and more.

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is Finger Pressure! A 5000 year old Japanese technique using thumbs, palms of hands or elbows to stimulate or sedate “meridians” They are channels of energy that run throughout the body. They get blocked from overuse, under use, physical stress and emotional stress. This is a highly effective treatment that will alleviate headaches, soothing still or sore muscles and relieves insomnia and tension.


Lucie is a Registered Massage Therapist with over 29 years experience in Reiki, Aromatherapy, Hot & Cold Stone Massage, Reflexology, Hydrotherapy, Shiatsu and Swedish Massage to her customers. Lucie's practice with the physical arts has lead to work with professional athletes such as boxers, hockey players, marathon runners and dancers. Lucie has also had the opportunity to travel with musical bands such as Jimmy Buffet. She is especially passionate about her work with the elderly, people with physical challenges, pregnant women and infants.