Jade has many beneficial properties: balancing of yin and yang energy, it is known as the stone of prosperity and also the stone of heaven. Nephrite Jade is the type used in massage and it is named from the Greek word for kidney, Nephros, due to the belief that it heals kidney issues. This kind of Jade is mined in Canada. Nephrite Jade is also special as it’s make up includes silicate of calcium, magnesium and iron. This make up enables it to take heat or cold.
One Massage stroke with a heated stone is equivalent to 7 strokes with just hands. Add in a stroke with a cold stone after a warm one and the massage stroke becomes 80 times more effective than just hands.
Alternating temperatures during massage provides the following benefits: increases circulation and therefore cleansing, strengthens the heart, improves overall vitality and energy levels, flushes internal organs, can improve sleep and an overall sense of wellbeing.