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Hot Stone Therapy

Course Overview

Hot Stone Therapy CourseThis two-day comprehensive FHT Accredited Hot Stone Massage course gives you the techniques necessary for delivering profoundly relaxing massage treatments to clients.

By integrating hot and cold stone massage therapy, you'll administer deeply therapeutic massages. Hot stone massage not only induces deep relaxation, positivity, and balance in clients but also safeguards the well-being of the therapist by preventing strain and muscular wear and tear. 

Hot Stone Therapy, an advanced therapeutic massage method, harnesses the power of thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This technique involves the application of heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones. Tracing its roots back to ancient Native American traditions, hot stone therapy stands as an invaluable addition to any massage or sports massage therapist's repertoire.

Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

  • Alleviates muscle tension and pain
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Facilitates better sleep
  • May alleviate symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases and cancer
  • Enhances immunity
  • Induces deep relaxation and supports healing
  • Promotes balance, detoxification, and cleansing
  • Effective in targeting specific ailments
  • Offers invigoration and stimulation

Course Syllabus

You'll learn the following on your Hot Stone Therapy course:

  • History of Hot Stone Massage Therapy
  • The types of stones & equipment needed
  • Thermotherapy
  • Temperature regulation
  • Contra indications and Health and Safety
  • Preparing the hot and cold stones, body application
  • Sterilization and care of the stones
  • Product Knowledge
  • Hot Stone Therapy treatment timing
  • Practical demonstration of Hot Stone Massage
  • Practical – Full Body
  • Aftercare
  • Care of equipment, tools, stones, crystals
  • Costs/Insurance

Assessment Criteria

After your course, you will be required to complete case studies and sit a final assessment.

  • 9 Case Studies (3 people treated 3 times)
  • Plus assessment which can be completed in person (date to be booked with tutor directly) or sent via recorded video.

Certification and CPD Points: 

FHT Accredited Certificate of Attendance- 5 CPD points per day

Entry Requirements

In order to take part in this course, you must already have acquired a Level 3 Diploma in Massage or equivalent. We will ask you to provide a copy of your qualification. Please enquire if you are uncertain about your qualification.

Books for Study

La Stone Therapy - Jane Scrivner

(Affiliate link) ISBN: 074992333

Why Train with Us

At the Academy, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality training in Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage, ensuring that each student attains the highest level of professional qualification. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to your success.

Here's why you should choose us:

1. FHT Accredited Course. Ensuring highest quality training.

2. Guaranteed Small Group Tuition: We believe in personalised support, so our class sizes are kept small, with a maximum of 10 students per tutor. This ensures that you receive individual attention and guidance throughout your training.

3. Passionate, Experienced Tutors: Our experienced tutors are not just educators; they are industry experts committed to upholding the highest standards. You'll learn from the best in the field.

4. Free Thursday Evening Support: Your learning journey doesn't end when you're qualified. We offer free Thursday in person evening support, available both during your training and after you've earned your certification. We're here to assist you every step of the way.

5. A Positive, Inclusive Learning Environment: Our academy provides a fun and friendly atmosphere where you can immerse yourself in your studies and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for complementary therapies.

6. Exclusive student TOTUM Card Eligibility: All our courses qualify you to apply for a TOTUM card, granting you access to discounts and savings at various retailers, making your educational journey even more cost-effective.

7. Ongoing Industry Support: We are committed to your success as a qualified therapist. Beyond your training, we offer free talks on setting up your own practice, provide access to exclusive Facebook groups with job opportunities, and maintain regular contact with your dedicated tutor. We're here to support your journey into the industry.

When you choose the Academy, you're not just choosing a training college; you're choosing a pathway to a successful and fulfilling career in Complementary Therapies. Join us today and embark on a journey of knowledge, growth, and achievement.

About Your Tutor(s)

Annette Stoker

Holistic Tutor

I have been involved with the Complementary Therapies Industry since 2004 and have been teaching since 2008. I have a teaching degree in post compulsory education (Cert Ed) and am ITEC qualified in all the subjects I teach. Having worked in prestigious spas and run my own practice, I am confident that as a passionate and committed member of the team I can inspire, enthuse and provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a highly sought after therapist in your chosen field.

Yvonne Lockhart

Holistic Tutor

After completing diplomas in Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage in 1999, I spent 5 years in a managerial role working on board Carnival Cruise Lines and then as a spa trainer at a 5 star hotel in the Cotswolds. I now run my own successful practise dedicated to using only organic products and treatments and since taking up teaching in 2007, it has become my passion to give therapists the proper tools to excel in the field of holistic therapy.


From the moment I arrived at the academy I felt at home and amongst like minded people. The quality and attention to each and every person is brilliant. I started out knowing nothing about massage and now am a fully qualified massage therapist in:
Swedish Massage Diploma LV 3 
Hot Stone Massage
Pregnancy Massage
Thanks to the academy!
I come back again and again for support on Thursday evenings and also attend other courses...The Cotswold Academy is always my first choice for any course now!

— Beck Barnfield - Level 3 Massage + CPD's | January 2016

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