Hot Stone Massage for Massage Therapists         


Next Date:  Sunday 26th June 2022 (full day) and half day assessment - date to be arranged mutually between students and tutor
Time: 26th June 9.30am to 5pm
            Assessment day - to be arranged 

Cost:  £200  - Deposit: £60
Max 6 on the course - so deposits are non-refundable unless a good valid reason

This course is accredited by the Beauty Guild and upon Registration with the West Shires School you will be registered by us with the Guild and will then receive access to a series of online theory lessons to complete and pass. This is done via answering multiple choice questions. Once completed you come to us for the practical training and assessment,

This course is open to anyone who has a Massage  qualification and who would like to further their skills to include the art of using hot or cold stones to enhance their work in the clinic environment. Hot stones, used well, can induce a deeper state of relaxation and can quickly release tension in the muscles of the body, and thus introduce a deeper sense of wellbeing from the subtle energies of the stones.     

This method of treatment is also extremely useful for saving the therapist’s hands when more pressures are required and is a lovely added extra to the treatment, especially in the winter months.


Objectives: By the end of the training the student will:

  • Be able to give a reasonable account of the physical and psychological benefits of a hot stone massage treatment

  • Understand the rationale behind the use of Hot Stones and Cold Stones within a clinical treatment environment, drawing on a knowledge of the history of usage of the stones and their properties

  • Give a list of the benefits of using the stones for or within a treatment

  • Understand the specific contraindications and contra-actions to this specific treatment modality

  • Be able to understand the importance of general and specific health and safety criteria critical to offering a safe and reliable treatment, including safe heating of the stones and use of appropriate equipment.

  • Have learnt how to conduct a Hot Stone Massage treatment in a timely and safe manner and be able to demonstrate a full treatment routine using transferable massage skills

  • Be able to apply a variety of heat applications to the client safely

  • Be able to enhance a treatment by offering a speciality

  • Demonstrate care of the stones before, during and after treatment


Assessment will be via demonstration of skills on a client. 

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