Course overview: Hot Stone Massage, an extremely popular therapy that originated in the US, and now just as popular in the UK and Europe.
Hot Stone Massage utilises various massage techniques incorporating warm and cold stones to relax the body at its deepest level, creating harmony and balance. The subtle energies of stones introduced into a treatment calms the senses, relaxes muscle tension and promotes a meditative state. The heat from the stones penetrates to a deeper level, bringing about physiological changes as well as influencing the body’s internal energy flow (chi), therefore bringing a balance to both mind and body.
In this luxurious treatment basalt stones are bathed in warm water and placed on key energy points of the body to harmonise the spirit. A rhythmic massage is used to release muscular tension and promote inner peace.
- Code of Ethics and insurance for therapists
- Therapist Safety & Good Working Practices
- Health & safety Guidelines
- Salon Hygiene, Sterilisation & Sanitisation
- GDPR/Client Confidentiality
- Consultation procedure and record keeping
- Contraindications & Contra-actions to the treatment and aftercare advice
- An introduction to Hot Stone Massage
- Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
- How to prepare for a Hot Stone Massage; equipment & products needed
- Practical Hot Stone Massage techniques
- Related Anatomy & Physiology
Pre-requisites: Level 3 Swedish/Aromatherapy Massage and Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology
Model Required? Yes, if taught individually. Otherwise students will work on each other.
Check ‘contraindications’ in the course manual to determine suitability for treatment for yourself or prior to choosing your model
Course Fee includes training manual, training materials, assessment and certification
Required Self-Guided (Theory) Learning: 8 – 12 hours
Practical Course Length: 1 day full course/Half day practical refresher
Assessment: Completion of guided home study and preparation of written assessment prior to the practical training day. On the practical training days, continuous formative assessment, verbal questions and performance of a Hot Stone Massage treatment with minimal guidance from your tutor, along with final completion of the written assessment. Refresher course will be assessed via observation of a Hot Stone Massage treatment with minimal guidance from your tutor only.
Case Studies Required: None – however practice on friends and family, following completion of practical training days, is highly recommended, prior to working on the public.
Accrediting Body: Professional Beauty Direct (PBD) and approved as insurable by Insync, BGi UK, Professional Beauty Direct and Westminster Insurance, however please check with your own insurer to see if they will also cover this qualification.
Qualification Attained: Natural Touch Training Accredited Diploma. Certificate of Attendance for Refresher course.
CPD Points: 8
Starter Kit: We do not include any kits within our training courses, however we provide all products and tools required to complete the practical training on the day, at the training centre for you to use. We took this approach following student feedback so that students are not tied into specific kits or brands of products as part of their course fee, before they are trained and able to make an informed choice. Our training courses teach the generic treatment techniques and processes; they are not brand specific.
We recommend attending training where you will gain advice about different brands and suppliers to enable you to purchase products from your chosen supplier directly following your training