Hot Stone Massage One day workshop for Massage Therapists

Saturday 10th August 2019

Time: 10am to 5pm

Cost:  £150 - Deposit: £75

This course is open to anyone who has a Massage  and who qualification and 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.

 

Syllabus:

History of Use of Hot and Cold Stones

Health and Safety

Applications—i)  Contraindications and Cautions

                         ii)  Appropriate usage and Benefits

Method of Using the Stones as a Treatment and within a Treatment

Aftercare Advice

Care of the Stones

 

Objectives: By the end of the day 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 and informal questioning. Students must demonstrate previous qualification in Anatomy & Physiology and Massage

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