the Massage Profession one cool stone at a time.
Stones was created by Patricia Warne, a
LaStone Therapy instructor and human resources representative. As
a LaStone Therapy instructor Patricia is known to most of us as the
Polar Queen which was given to her from her hydrotherapy background.
In April of '98 Patricia learned from her mother that she had a cousin
who lived in Montrose, Colorado and that he was presently doing a
theater show with Dennis Weaver in Ridgeway, Colorado. Patricia's
Mom was adamant that she meet her cousin as soon as possible, and
that's really where it all began.
Once Patricia and Rick met, it seemed that their paths were obviously
meant to cross. Shortly there after Patricia approached Rick with
an offer to assist her and her husband Patrick with the fabrication
of white marble stones for massage therapy. Although quite primitive
in these stages of fabrication, Rick became excited with what Patricia
and Patrick had shared with him, and immediately moved the operation
from their driveway to Rick's backyard in October of '98.
At that time, the operation consisted of one small
two wheeled green lapidary polisher, and one ten inch green shaping
saw. Which was erected on two wooden saw horses and placed outside
behind Rick's garage.
The marble was the next piece of the puzzle that needed
to be acquired for production of the stones. Fortunately, the Yule-Marble
quarry now known as Sierra Minerals Corp. was located in Marble,
Colorado, only an hour and a half away from Rick's home in Montrose.
first trip to the quarry was incredible. The beauty of the
mountains and the crystal clear streams was breathtaking,
as were the signs at the base of the mountain that read "Travel
beyond this point must be capable of self-rescue." "Fourteen
known avalanches..." "Four-wheel drive capability only." So
with a deep breath and a silent prayer to spirit we proceed.
Once the marble was acquired from the quarry and
safely brought back off the mountain, the next endeavor was how a
2,700 pound block of white marble was going to be unloaded from the
back of the pickup.
It wasn't too long after working in the open air arena that it was realized
that some sort of a shelter would be comforting to say the least. Rick decided
to move into his 8x10 lawn shed and growth seems to be inevitable.
Things are going great.
Rick's cutting stones and attending classes with Patricia to learn
more about the energies as well as the application of the marble
stone. Within a few months Patricia has a dream and approaches Rick
with a proposition she claims he can not refuse. She dreamt and was
told in a dream that Rick would be selected as the Steward of the
Marble Stone and LaPolar Stones is born.
It was not long after this that Rick realized that
he would need help and recruited his wife Dawn and father Max to
assist him in hand crafting the marble stones... Then they outgrew
the lawn shed and realized that they needed newer equipment so they
purchased and built four wooden 10x10 sheds and Rick and his Dad
designed and fabricated a new machine to polish and shape the stones.
Growth was inevitable.
the new buildings must be filled with more people to make more stones,
because now the three of them can no longer
keep up with the demand, despite the fabrication of the new equipment.
Two months later Rick's vision in honor and
respect, to his taking on the stewardship, wishes to create a one stop
shop where students and instructors alike can acquire all of the needed
tools for LaStone Therapy.
He immediately goes into town and acquires a new
location of 2200sq ft for the new home of LaPolar Stones Inc.
information on LaPolar Stones or
call 970 249-2214