LAPOLAR STONES INFORMATION
Stones sends a packet of documentation with each order of
stones, giving instructions on the practical use of your set of stones,
and how to
take care of them. If you lost, misplaced, or just want another copy,
you can get it here -- Or if you just want to
catch up on your marble facts, read on and discover why marble is the
true missing link to the hot stone massage.
The Marble? ... And How it Completes the Basalt.
The most therapeutic application of stones in a massage or spa treatment
is in their heated and chilled forms. To offer 'hot stone only massage'
is only half the picture. Like the Yin without the Yang, the use of hand-crafted,
polished, white marble stones to deliver cooling temperatures is a natural
balance to the dark, ocean tumbled basalt used to warm and sedate the
Cold, used alone on the body, is a powerful decongestant, pushing fluid and
wastes out of overworked, chronically tense, or inflamed tissues. Cold can
interrupt the pain-spasm-pain cycle. In cooperation with heated stones, chilled
marble stones create a dramatic movement of fluids within the body. This is
healing due to the cleansing and nourishing effect of vascular gymnastics (alternate
constriction/dilation of blood vessels). Cold offers a challenge to the body,
so it is tonifying, or strengthening, to several bodily systems, especially
the immune system.
Chilled marble stones are not as powerful as ice, which has a property called
the latent heat of fusion. This chemical property accounts for the power of
water to expand when frozen, as well as the burning power of steam. Water,
frozen and evaporated, is extreme in its' effects on the body. This is beneficial
in the right measure, as evidenced by steam baths and cryotherapy. In massage,
cold marble stones have the advantage over ice, in that stones do not desensitize
the skin, as ice can, so soft tissue manipulations and mobilizations will not
be taken beyond the client's tolerance.
At room temperature marble is eleven degrees Fahrenheit, cooler
than any other stone in nature. This begins an answer to "Why Marble?".
Stone Therapy is more than just another relaxing experience because it provides
a number of therapeutic benefits such as an increase of blood circulation,
an increase of the body's metabolism, a decrease of tension, and a decrease
of tissue stiffness when using a hot application with the stones. When using
a cold application with the stones, Stone Therapy causes an increase of muscle
tone, an increase of the body's stimulation, a decrease of pain, and a decrease
of inflammation or swelling.
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Polar Marble Stones
Polar marble stones are individually
handcrafted and are “The Missing Link” to hot stone
massage. Regardless of the hot stone treatment, without La Polar
marble it is only half the treatment.
on the body alone, La Polar Stones work as a powerful decongestant,
pushing fluid and wastes out of the overworked, chronically tense,
or inflamed tissue. Cold will increase microcirculation, affecting
change on a cellular level.
marble’s incredible ability to hold cold, and also absorb
heat is profound. Cold marble is much softer than ice without the
associated with melting. The stones can be used at various levels
of cold, such as direct from the freezer, refrigerator, ice chest,
simply at room temperature.
used in conjunction with hot stones the effect is simply amazing. The
benefits for blood flow, rejuvenation of the muscle tissue, reduction
of inflammation and pain is also remarkably profound.
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Care and Feeding of your Stones
Your Marble and Basalt stones have all been pre-seasoned (similar
to a cast iron skillet) with a nurturing oil. We suggest JOJOBA for
it is also a good carrier for essential oils, thus allowing you to
personalize your stones with a touch of your own aroma therapy.
The Marble and Basalt stones can be bathed in warm soapy water
(preferably organic cleaner) and then laid out to dry.
Re-oil each one, taking time to
get to know them. Learning the curves, crevasses and markings, that have
formed over the eons. These natural makings bring power to the carrier
or user of the stones.
When you should clean and re-season is your prerogative; although,
we suggest after each use. Take good care of your stones,
as they are taking
of you. After cleaning you may store your stones in a couple of different
ways. Return them to a special place in your bedroom or home where
you can display the stones. Maybe on a table top or window
sill. They may
wheeled or just simply laid out to your own creative taste. Other ways
to store your stones in which the stones can be recharged are to place
stones on the deck, garden, or roof top, or wherever you have available.
They love the sun of the day. The marble can also be laid out in the
same place , but only during the night. The sun will damage and dry
out your marble.
The best nights to re-charge your marble is on the nights of the full-moons;
again laying them out as you like.
the Basalt and the Marble love the water….babbling brook,
streams, and creeks. Alluring a refreshing connection back to
the Mother Earth.
If you are fortunate enough to be close to one, then please treat
to a wonderful natural cleansing. If natural surroundings are not
available, then the bath tub and a cool shower will still show
your love. Stones have
energy or frequencies just as all substances have. The sun, moon
and water help to bring back the energy lost when they are doing
their work on you,
your loved one and your clients.
Remember it's about balance.
MASCULINE AND FEMININE
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE
HOT AND COLD
Creates balance of mental and emotional steadiness, physical equilibrium,
and connection back to the Mother Earth from which all has come thus creating
harmony and an aesthetically pleasing integration of elements.
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Massage with the Stones:
Massage is an art that affects our mental, spiritual, emotional,
and physical being. Not only do we massage muscle and skin,
but all parts of the body
are affected by our touch. We suggest the user of the stones be centered
and clear in order to allow energies to flow through so that the person
receiving the massage will be able to receive the gifts of
healing. Whether you're
giving a massage or doing a self massage.
to the music as you do your massage, dance with the stones as your
hands move over and around each muscle. Slow down
for the curves
of the body;
let the person feel their whole body as one. Glide to the music from
the foot, our grounding point, up the left leg of support and reception,
the tension and strength in the back, and out the right leg of sharing
and release. Remember, to stay in/on the muscle tissue and avoid applying
to the bones.
about these things while doing a massage with the stones. The stones
Mother Earth, just as we do. Our energies are very
similar, and the stones have been and will always be willing to aid
humans in healing memories as well as the releasing of blocked pain
in the physical body. Start wherever you like; the feet and hands
have many pressure points that can be worked and released. The
back, it is truly your call as to what the body is asking for. The
human body "remembers" the connection to the Mother through
the stones. That's why a stone can work deeply and send the body
into a state of relaxation. A light cover of a good massage oil is
to assist in the movement of the stones and adds sensuality to the
massage. Again be creative and dance with the stones as they are
caressed across the body. Let the body and stones work together.
kits are a great intimate as well as a therapeutic and practical
tool. They are versatile in that the basalt may be put in warm water
to be heated, and the marble may be kept in the refrigerator, freezer,
cooler or even at room temperature, and used immediately. So say good
bye to every day stress and headaches, tension and tightness.
Use them on the go or in the privacy of your home. Display them as pieces
them and their energies…..
the Balance and re-connect with the Mother Earth!
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Balance of Yin-Yan - Marble & Basalt, Yin & Yang,
True Complimentary Balance
ancient Chinese philosophers used the Yin-Yang theory toe explain the
changes that occur in nature. According to this theory, all things
and phenomena in the universe contain two opposite aspects- Yin and
Yang - which are, at the same time, both interdependent and in conflict.
They may be seen as complimentary and yet also in opposition to each
other. The Yin-Yang theory thus represents the law of unity of opposites.
It implies the underlying unity as well as the manifest polarity of
things, events, and processes.
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Yin-Yang represents the two opposite principles or tendencies of one object
or phenomenon in relation to another. It may also represent different and opposite
aspects within the same object or phenomenon.
The ancient Chinese observed the principle of opposites in the nature
events around them: day and night, light and darkness, waking and
and rest, summer and winter, growth and decay, man and woman, hot and cold,
heaven and earth, sun and moon, etc….
The normal, health, functional, durable existence of everything in nature depends
on the mutual enhancement and beneficial interaction of opposite forces.
On one level, when there is an antagonistic relationship between opposites
this leads to destruction. However, from the larger perspective, the balance
of nature is always maintained. Everything in the physical world has an opposite.
Opposites also hold each other in balance and exert mutual control.
Yin nourishes, sustains, and controls Yang, and vice versa. Each thing depends
upon its opposite in order to exist; thus Yin 'creates' Yang, and Yang 'creates'
Yin attracts Yang and Yang attracts Yin. The greater the difference the greater
work is a combination of two amazing teachers on this planet. We
combined Carolyn Myss, PHD’s
work of the Sacred Truths of the Chakras with Jamie Sams work from
the Medicine Cards and the Sacred Path Deck.
After approximately six months of research and meditation, these
are the symbols that we came up with to facilitate the balancing
of the sacred
truth within the chakra system.
Chakra Sacred truth: we are all one. The drum represents your
tribe or family and is the first chakra stone.
Chakra Sacred truth: respect one another. This is the chakra
of relationship. The turtle represents the Mother Earth. The second chakra
stone helps bring balance to how you relate to the earth and all things
Plexus Sacred truth: to honor yourself. The medicine bowl represents
your personal medicine or power. This helps bring balance to that chakra
center. I.e.: you may place sage, herbs, and things of medicine within
this medicine bowl for an elegant personal touch.
Chakra Sacred truth: divine love is the only true power. This
heart chakra stone will bring love to the heart it is placed upon.
Chakra Sacred truth: The place of surrendering personal will
for divine will. The arrowhead represents speaking the truth of your
heart through your heart chakra.
Eye Chakra Sacred truth: always search out the highest truth.
We have two stones to choose from in the third eye area. The full moon
represents feminine aspect. The spotted jasper or round basalt represents
the masculine. You may choose to use either of these stones or both at
one time, depending on how you are guided. Sometimes I put the stone
that is not used on the third eye in the medicine bowl.
Chakra Sacred truth: live in the present moment. This feather
is representing your connection to the divine. From your crown connecting
the crown chakra to the trans personal point.
Stones and visualization are used to balance and clear the chakra centers
of the body. A chakra is an invisible center or vortex of energy. Each
chakra is able to transmit or receive energy. There are seven chakra
centers; when balanced, you will experience a sense of well being of
mind, body, spirit, behavioral patterns and character.
The first three Chakras are below the chest: these are your lower Chakras.
The heart and the top three Chakras are called the higher Chakras.
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couple of things you must know about your Chakras and their care. As
with all of our marble stones at La Polar Stones, Inc, each of your
Chakras are created, ground and polished by hand individually. This
gives each stone its own shape, color, feel and personality, a lot
like each of us. They require a certain amount of love, appreciation
and respect... Enjoy them!
love them is quite simple:
them for what they are. Individuals stone with each their own special
character. Also, as a set, we believe that for whatever reason may
lie within, the chakra stones in your set were meant to be with you.
Love them for their qualities, their powers and energies. Love them
for they are to become an extension of you. Set your intention, to
do so and they will never disappoint you.
their different colors and shapes, perfections and imperfections. As
with people, all are similar but no two are alike. Appreciate those
who have created them for they were the first to mold and shape them
to what they are.
where they have come from. Honor the Sacred Mother for her gifts that
she allows us to take and use for the better of all who experience
their energies and witnesses their knowledge for they are the oldest
elders of the earth.
clean them, do as you do your marble sets. Soaps (bio-degradable soaps)
are preferred. A soaking in the tub, sink, pool or river is a wonderful
treat. Allow them to sit out overnight beneath the stars and the moon,
but bring them in, in the morning. Direct sunlight is not preferred
but the cool of the night is delicious. No salts. A touch of bromine
is fine as a disinfectant. Medicine wheeling is fine. Massage oils
add to each of their characters and actually give them a seasoning.
The white is very vulnerable to stains. So be careful what you allow
your stones to sit in as the longer the stain penetrates it, the harder
it becomes to get white again, if at all.
them!! You already know what they need. You knew the moment they arrived
and you got your first glanced at them...and they know what you need.
So simply enjoy!!
for some reason you have a damaged stone, please give us a call.
grace & beauty,
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(Frequently Asked Questions)
long does it take to receive my stones once I've ordered them?
A: Typically one to two days, but it will vary on your
location. In many cases--depending on the size of the order,
and how you pay--the stones are shipped the same day. If you
paid with a check, it will take 10 days for the check to clear
before the stones are shipped. If you paid with a credit card
the stones will ship that day.
anybody purchase these stones?
A: In most cases, yes. Please contact us for further explanation.
I order individual stones instead of an entire set?
A: Yes. However, you may be better off to review some of our existing sets,
you may find a set with everything you need at a more affordable price.
lost my "Care and Feeding of the Stones" sheet that came
with my order!! Can I get another?
A: Sure, just click here and print that
fragile are my marble stones?
A: They are extremely fragile! If you drop one on a hard surface, it may
break, chip, or crack. As with any tool, we suggest you take special care and
handling of the stones, to ensure maximum longevity of the stone.
can I find information about LaStone Therapy Classes?
A: Visit Stone Clan Education Center, or La Stone Training Facility.
can I pay for my stones?
A: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Certified Check/Money Order, & Business
is LaPolar Stones located?
A: In the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Montrose, Colorado.
can I find out information about LaStone Therapy Classes?
A: Visit the "Education Center" section
of this website, or contact LaStone Therapy at
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How to use the Home Massage Kit
the beginning of time man has used stones gifted from the Mother
Earth for many purposes.
For example; tools for building, protection,
preparing of foods by crushing, rolling, mashing, and heating for
warmth and for shelter from the elements. For cleansing in the sweat
and for many purposes of healing, with crystals, sphere’s and the
list of uses goes on and on. As with individual human beings, the stones
themselves have great personalities and grand arrays of energy’s
within each individual stone. The stones you have purchased are a
great example of all of these characteristics.
These are not just a typical stone haphazardly picked to create some
kind of a new gimmick to dazzle people with magical powers. These are
stones that are used in the healing massage industry today known as LaStone
Therapy, marketed as the Only Hot and Cold Stone Massage, that is all
of what it claims to be and more!
Your stones were created to allow you, the common person, as well as
the therapist, an introductory sort of kit that can be solely used at
home, by most anyone with the littlest of ease in application creating
an astounding result.
Your kit has 8 stones, 4 basalt, which may be referred to as hot stones,
and 4 marble stones, which of course we refer to as the cold. Again,
understand this is just a home kit and hopefully an introductory for
you to explore more and baby yourself with the experience of an actual
LaStone Therapy massage.
You will notice that your hot stones are rounded and smooth at one end
and natural at the other. You will also notice the basalt stones are
wedged and of various sizes as well. These are for the hot application
and are to be warmed in a crock-pot type unit with water. Some prefer
to add a drop or two of essential oil. The temperature must not be overly
hot due to the fact you will need to hold the stone (natural end) while
you apply the smoother, polished end to the part of the body you wish
to work on. Obviously too hot can burn the tissue and too cool will not
sedate the tissue enough to be effective. The stone once applied is now
slowly massaged and worked into the area that needs to be loosened and
worked out. Then you will notice four white marble stones. Some wedged
and one round. These are to be applied to same way except the marble
will be cold from being on ice.
The marble absorbs the heat from the inflamed tissue, and or muscle
and sends fresh blood from the heart to this area revitalizing it, lowering
the inflammation. You may use these in any combination all hot, all cold,
or hot then cold. Play, experiment and experience the energy of the stones
in your own home, on yourself, your loved ones, family, friends, even
on your pets that suffer from arthritis. The marble will assist in toning
down the inflammation of the joint.
more information contact
La Polar Stones, Inc or call 970-249-2214.
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Royale Pedicure Set Application - La Polar Therapy
In preparation to treatment be sure that all marble stones have been
chilled and are stored in a bed of ice and all basalt stones are placed
in the bottom of the footbath.
the clients’ feet
have been removed from the footbath and patted dry, use an oil
or lotion to add moisture to the foot and calf
area. Select the two small round marble stones from the ice and begin
to massage the leg and foot, starting at the calf and working your
way down. The massage should be slow and deliberate with the intention
getting the body accustomed to the coolness of the application. Four
to six strokes from the calf down to the foot, including the bottom
of the foot, should be sufficient.
the therapist will elevate the clients’ feet, resting them
as necessary on pillows or risers. This is done in order to prepare for
the kneading stone. Once any needed adjustments have been made the therapist
can now begin the application of the kneading stone. Starting with the
heel, work your way towards the toes using a left to right, up and down
kneading motion. Again, with the intention of applying deliberate pressure.
This can be done two or three times, top to bottom on each foot. The
marble kneading wedge may also be used on its’ side edge in
the arch of the foot, using a pivoting motion. The bottom point of
may also be used for deeper penetration, as well as reflexology and
working trigger points.
After each foot has been thoroughly worked the scalene stone may now
be applied. This stone can be used in conjunction with the bottom point
of the kneading wedge for more specialized applications.
Once the therapist is satisfied or has reached the maximum effectiveness
of the marble stones (when the stones have become warm), they may begin
the application of the basalt stones. This is a real treat for the client.
After removing the two basalt stones from the footbath, you will use
these in a similar fashion to the two small marble stones you used in
the beginning. Working from calf to heel, just enough to add a little
warmth to the tissue.
working with the basalt stones, both feet are rested on the athletic
care that the arch of the foot rests comfortably on the
arch of the stone. Again, use any means of rests to insure that the
rest comfortably on top of the stones. Then you may now insert the eight
toe stones between each of the clients’ toes.
Allow the client to relax and enjoy the coolness of the stones underfoot.
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grace & beauty,' - Rick & Dawn Bresett, owners
LaPolar Stones, Inc.