Nature’s Stones, Inc. (NSI) is a training, supplies, and equipment company that specializes in providing education to the health and wellness industry. The staff of NSI is comprised of Pat Mayrhofer, President and Founder, with over 40 years as a cosmetologist and massage therapist, and her team of professionals that hail from the fields of massage, spa, aesthetics, reflexology, cosmetology, education, chiropractic and medicine.
It is this diversity of knowledge that has helped the staff of NSI to develop several innovative heated, or ‘hot’, basalt and chilled, or ‘cold’ marble stone massage protocols that are easily learned, and are functional across a variety of industries. As skilled instructors with over 200 years of combined practical and teaching experience, they offer advanced training and continuing education through hands-on seminars (which carry NCBTMB, AMTA & ABMP CE Credits or CEU’s) and video production. NSI is an accredited National CE provider (Provider #450602-08) and considered to be one of the top training companies, having worked at spas both domestically and around the world.
NSI, has been an innovative force in the stone therapy industry striving to bring the best in education, stones, and accessories to the massage stone industry, by contributing to informative articles in Massage Magazine, Massage & Bodywork magazine, television, and radio. They have exhibited at trade shows across the country in Las Vegas, Orlando, New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Atlantic City, and Dallas. Pat Mayrhofer, President of Nature’s Stones has been a speaker at the General Session for The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa in Dallas and Philadelphia. She wrote about Stone Massage in Chapter 21 of “Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage” 6th Edition by Mark F. Beck.