Cost: £275, including booking fee of £110
Pre-Requisites: A&P and Body Massage
Course Length: 1 day

What is Hot Stone Massage?

An American massage therapist, Mary Nelson, was the founder of the original hot stone therapy which she called 'LaStone'. She wanted a system that would enable her to continue her therapy practice while easing her stiff and painful wrist joints. Using the stones to massage achieved this goal, while also enhancing the massage treatment.   However, the use of the stones is much more than a tool for the therapist, as the warmth of the stones is truly comforting and relaxing and they also connect us with Mother Earth, grounding our vibrations.

Course Content & Learning Outcomes: 

  • Hot Stone Massage
    • History
    • Himalayan Basalt Stones
    • Hot & Cold Stones
    • Benefits
    • Equipment Needed
  • The Stones
    • General Points
    • Arranging the Stones
    • Cleaning
    • Recharging
    • Heating
    • Chakras
    • Crystals
  • Consultations
    • Contraindications
    • Aftercare Advice
    • Healing Effect
  • Relevant A&P
  • Treatment
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safety & Hygiene
  • Health & Safety Regulations
  • Professional Ethics & Standards of Practice
  • Business Practices
    • Business plans
    • Treatment costings
    • Insurance, Complaints & Malpractice
    • Registering & running your business
    • Legislation
    • Marketing & PR
    • Record keeping
    • Cancellations
  • General Tips (e.g. how to review products, selling skills, tips to getting more traffic, marketing tips etc)


Course Structure:

  • Home Study (1-day guided learning)
  • 1 day practical
  • 3 Case Studies


Awarding Body: ThinkTree & approved with Towergate

This course is available at:

  • Essex (Ongar)
  • Hampshire (Portsmouth)
  • Northern Ireland (Derry)
  • Nottinghamshire (Newark)
  • Wales (Bangor & Cardiff)
  • SPAIN (nr Albox, Almeria)
  • In-house training available