Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage
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Hot stone massage is a type of therapy that utilises heated stones to help you relax and ease tension and damage in muscles and soft tissue throughout your body. The practice has been used in different cultures for many years, with hot coals or water being used to heat the stones to the optimum temperature, reported to be between 55-62 degrees Celsius.

Hot stone massage has shown many benefits since it became recognised as an alternative medicine, these benefits including relieving muscular tension and pain, reducing stress and anxiety, promoting deeper sleep and relieving symptoms of autoimmune diseases.

The course shows you how hot stone techniques can be incorporated into holistic therapeutic practice which will be of great value to practitioners of both the body working therapies and pure holistic treatments.


  • Learn the basics of the equipment required and used in hot stone treatments
  • Learn about the stones; how to use them, care for them and place them to get the best results
  • Learn the history of hot stone massage through to modern day development
  • Practical massage therapy techniques that can be learned and practiced
  • How to become a hot stone practitioner
  • Building your business as a holistic or alternative therapist


  • No previous experience required as the course covers the basic knowledge needed
  • Learn how to utilise the power of hot stone massage to relieve tensions, stress and muscular aches and pains.
  • 24/7 access to the course content, study anytime, anywhere!
  • 12-months course duration, but don’t worry, it won’t take that long to complete! You complete the course in your time
  • Course supplements which will help to consolidate your knowledge
Module 1
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Uses
  • Equipment Required
  • The Holistic Process
Lesson 2
  • Massage
  • History
  • Effects
  • Cautions & Contra-indications
Module 3
  • Basic A&P
  • Diseases and Disorders
  • Massage Techniques
Lesson 4
  • Working with Chakras
  • The Stones
  • Using the Stones
  • Care of your stones
  • Stone Placement
Lesson 5
  • Different types of stone therapies
  • Preparing to treat
  • Establishing the correct environment
Lesson 6
  • Consultation & Assessment
  • A complete stone massage treatment
  • Aftercare
Lesson 7
  • Other therapies that can be used with Hot Stone Massage
  • Expanding on the treatment
  • Common Conditions that can be treated
Lesson 8
  • Working with clients
  • The first meeting
  • Creating the right professional conditions and workspace
  • The Hopi Therapist’s clinic
  • Establishing the working relationship
  • Ethics and Legalities
  • Professionalism
  • Client Confidentiality
  • The Consultation process
  • Maintaining Records
  • Data Protection and disclosure
Lesson 9
  • Practicalities
  • Running a therapy practise
  • Finding premises versus working from home
  • Accounting
  • The Law and you
Lesson 10
  • Finding clients
  • Advertising
  • Working with private clients
  • Working with corporate and public sector clients
  • Expanding your business
  • Continuing professional development
Supplements to the modules
  • Consultation sheet
  • Client questionnaires
  • Treatment record
  • Example of case study
  • Pre-treatment checklist
  • After treatment checklist/ Handout
  • Example of a leaflet
  • Reading list
Course Code
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
1 gigahertz (GHz)
1 GB
Operating Systems
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Mac OS
Internet Explorer 8 or above
Google Chrome
Safari 6 or above
Mozilla Firefox
Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android