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When a shoulder injury prevented her from using traditional Swedish massage strokes on her clients, Tucson-based therapist Mary Nelson created LaStone therapy in 1993. The technique, which uses hot and cold smooth river stones, has been widely adapted in spas, to the enduring gratitude of the tightly wound. —Aimee Lee Ball

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Hot-Stone Massage

When a shoulder injury prevented her from using traditional Swedish massage strokes on her clients, Tucson-based therapist Mary Nelson created LaStone therapy in 1993. The technique, which uses hot and cold smooth river stones, has been widely adapted in spas, to the enduring gratitude of the tightly wound. —Aimee Lee Ball

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