Crik-Rock therapy is a contemporary approach to alternating body temperatures during a massage, producing alternating sedative and reenergizing responses in the body. The art of stone therapy is a multifaceted approach with techniques designed to reduce stress and strain on the therapist's hands, wrists, and arms so that the therapist can work longer and more efficiently, thereby benefiting both client and therapist. The stones do the heavy work so that the possibility of repetitive stress injuries to the therapist's thumbs and wrists is decreased. This form of bodywork involves the use of heated and cooled stones applied to the body in various ways.
The stones have excellent warm and cold retention qualities and their smooth texture facilitates the gliding process. Using various techniques and incorporating warm and cold stones to relax the body at its deepest level, therapeutic stone massage is a very effective way to create harmony and a positive energy flow, thus promoting a sense of balance, energy and peace. The physiological benefits of alternating hot and cold to the body have long been scientifically and medically proven as assistance to self healing. Many clients have a hard time distinguishing between the stones and the practitioner's hands. The technique seems to reach deeper without having to apply more pressure. Clients leave feeling the beneficial effects of a deep massage without any soreness.