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Hot Stone Therapy

Course Syllabus

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

Course Overview

Hot Stone Therapy is an advanced therapeutic massage technique using the applications of thermotherapy and cryotherapy. This involves the use of heated volcanic basalt stones and cold marble stones.

This extremely popular therapy originates from ancient Native American traditions. Whilst hot stone treatment provides deep relaxation, positivity, balance and healing for our clients it also helps maintain a healthy therapist, preventing strain, wear and tear on the therapist’s joints/muscles.

Assessment Criteria

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

  • 9 Case Studies (3 people x 3 times)
  • Plus assessment date to be confirmed at the start of the course

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

ISBN: 074992333

Why Train with Us

Here at the Academy, we are passionate about delivering quality training in Complementary Therapies to ensure each student gains a professional qualification of the highest level. We believe the combination of expertly trained, passionate tutors,  quality assured certification, and our on-going support for students, helps grow our students into highly successful therapists.

What set's us apart from the rest...?

  • FHT Accredited
  • Guaranteed small group tuition (max 10 per 1 tutor) for maximum individual support
  • Passionate, experienced tutors committed to the highest standards in the industry
  • Free Thursday evening support - available throughout your training and when you are qualified
  • A fun, friendly environment to study and meet like minded people
  • All our courses are eligible to apply for an NUS Extra card, giving you savings on lots of retailers.
  • We continue to support you as you make your way into the industry as a qualified therapist, with free talks on setting up a business, Facebook groups with job opportunities and continued contact with your Tutor

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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