Our Story Is As Beautiful As The Stones We Share

Stone Eagle began With A Conversation Between Friends

Stone Eagle began with a conversation between friends that led to a partnership built on trust and a mutual respect for the vibrational energy and healing properties of natural materials. 

Already recognised as Australia’s leading trainer in stone massage therapies, Sandra Jones-Rider was seeking a better alternative to basalt stones. Basalt stones are mass produced in China, don’t hold heat well and are often a source of cross-contamination between clients, with the porous nature of the rock making cleaning both difficult and time consuming.  

A close friend who understood the energy of stones, and had spent much of his life devoted to his practice living in an ashram, offered to use his lapidary machine to craft a set of granite stones, rich in heat-retaining quartz. 

And so Stone Eagle was born.

The name Stone Eagle was chosen for the eagle’s representation of the message of the spirit – its personification of man’s connection to the divine, freedom, courage and truth.

Combining stones and training, Sandra took over the business in 2013 and today offers bespoke stone therapy development, training clinics and onsite training around Australia with the support of her team.

The range of stones on offer has also grown, reflecting an evolving global awareness of the healing properties of materials sourced from the earth. 

Stone Eagle is the only provider to offer accredited training in Facial stone application and Indian Head Stone massage; and in using stones for unique course in Chakra Body Balancing.

Meet The Team

Sandra Jones-Rider

Owner and Sacred Stone Trainer

With over 20 years experience as a Beauty Therapist and highly regarded Therapeutic and Remedial Massage Therapist, Sandra Jones-Rider is an expert in her field. Sandra's experience encompasses a broad spectrum of therapies: Shiatsu, Indian Head, Lomi Lomi ,Acupressure, Reiki 1 and 2, Dr Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Complex Decongestive Therapy, along with personal experience gained working in the United States where she was trained in many different wet room treatments and hydrotherapy applications.Sandra's knowledge of Crystal therapies and Massaging with Stone is unparalleled, she is the master curator of Stone Eagle Massage Stones and Senior Trainer and program developer of Stone Eagle Training. She also holds a Cert 4 In Workplace Training and assessment.Having studied extensively in America and Australia, she has combined her knowledge and skills to create many unique and powerful stone massage techniques to enhance your salon’s service menu and prevent injury for your team and clients.

Clay ‘GraniteMan’ Rider

Craftsman + Stone Turner

In his role as craftsman of Stone Eagle Massage Stones, Clay pairs his incredible eye for detail with a solid respect for the energy, colour and flow of each stone into the spiritual journey it takes to select, craft and honour each set. As co-owner of Stone Eagle Massage Stones & Training, Clay ensures that every set is crafted not just to the highest standard, but that the energy, purity and purpose of the stones is respected throughout the process, from initial selection through to the final blessing ceremony all Stone Eagle stones receive before they travel to their new homes.

Manyia Vale

Trainer

Manyia has a passion for health and wellness and was born to touch.


She has over 25 years of experience in hair dressing and many beauty modalities, owning her own salons in the Uk and becoming NVQ teacher and trainer for hair and beauty.


Loving alternative health and healing with such a draw to crystals she learnt crystal healing and studied reiki 1-2 becoming a Master. She loves flowers and learned the power of flower essences (Diana Moffat flower essences & Australian bush flower essences). She has had 25 years experience in teaching many styles of Yoga & Pilates and owned three yoga pilates and massage studios in Australia.


She continued to expand her passion into learning more massage modalities, including Facials, Indian head massage, Swedish, Reflexology, Remedial, Therapeutic, Hot stone, Aromatherapy, Lomi Lomi and Level 7 healing kahuna massage.


"Finding Stone Eagle's website was a gift and I was so excited to attend Sandra’s trainings. It’s a pleasure to become a trainer and I am so happy to be able to share all these amazing healing modalities with you."

Suwaree Lekpong

Trainer

Suwaree was born to massage. She first started massaging her father when she was only just five year old. Though Suwaree did not know this until she started her first formal massage training in 2016. Heartworks Lomi Lomi Massage, the Ancient Hawaiian Healing Art for body, mind and spirit was the beginning of Suwaree’s massage training journey to find her true gift, Hot Stone Massage. With extensive training range from Traditional Thai

massage and Floorwork, Remedial Massage, Hawaiian Massage and Bodywork combining with her love of Hot and Cold Stone Treatments have made Suwaree’s massage skills, techniques and treatments very unique. She has been told that she is the best in her field.

Suwaree has completed many Hot and Cold Stone Massage Treatments with a number of trainers over the past six years. She has settled her love with the best in the world, Stone Eagle Massage Stones and has been training and using the best stones with her clients ever since. Suwaree is a highly qualified Hot Stone Massage Therapist and is now joyfully sharing her unique techniques and skills with the world as a Hot Stone Massage Trainer

endorsed by Sandra Jones-Rider, the owner and trainer at Stone Eagle Massage Stones.

Manyia Vale

Trainer

Manyia has a passion for health and wellness and was born to touch.


She has over 25 years of experience in hair dressing and many beauty modalities, owning her own salons in the Uk and becoming NVQ teacher and trainer for hair and beauty.


Loving alternative health and healing with such a draw to crystals she learnt crystal healing and studied reiki 1-2 becoming a Master. She loves flowers and learned the power of flower essences (Diana Moffat flower essences & Australian bush flower essences). She has had 25 years experience in teaching many styles of Yoga & Pilates and owned three yoga pilates and massage studios in Australia.


She continued to expand her passion into learning more massage modalities, including Facials, Indian head massage, Swedish, Reflexology, Remedial, Therapeutic, Hot stone, Aromatherapy, Lomi Lomi and Level 7 healing kahuna massage.


"Finding Stone Eagle's website was a gift and I was so excited to attend Sandra’s trainings. It’s a pleasure to become a trainer and I am so happy to be able to share all these amazing healing modalities with you."

The name Stone Eagle was chosen for the eagle’s representation of the message of the spirit – its personification of man’s connection to the divine, freedom, courage and truth.