Banakas | Photography

This shot was taken using a NIKON D5000 at ISO 200, f/36, for 1/1sec

A series of stacked rocks is formally known as a “cairn” and in my part of the world they are normally found on hiking trails. The reason for them on trails is to help mark the trails for hikers. Outside of hiking they are usually used as landmarks.

That’s all fine and good.

My wife is a massage therapist and while I don’t know the first thing about massage, I am in charge of her online presence for her business. Over the years I have done tons of research that includes looking at countless other massage websites. One thing I’ve noticed is that somehow massage and stacked rocks (normally the smooth stones used for hot stone massage) go hand in hand. I have even used this photo on my wife’s Facebook page in the past.

What I’m curious about is the history between cairns and massage. How did someone decide that a cairn would be a good symbol to represent massage therapy? Any thoughts or comments?

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