Hot Stone Massage

On this course you will learn how to perform a massage using deep flowing movements with heated lava stones and placement of stones


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Hot Stone Massage Practitioner Diploma One-Day Course

Cost: -   £150.00 

Course Accreditation Bodies:   This course is insurable and accredited by the Professional bodies: ABT (Associated Beauty Therapists) & CMA (Complementary Medical Association) (26 cpd points)

Certifications/Qualifications Attained:  Zen Tranquility Holistic Beauty Training accredited/recognised diploma - Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Pre-Requisite:    Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Full Body Massage qualification

Course Dates:    Please email for course dates or contact us here


Venues - this course is available at the following venues:-

Cumbria, County Durham, Derbyshire, Essex/Suffolk, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Liverpool, London, W. Midlands, Norfolk, Northern Ireland, Nottinghamshire, Scotland, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Sussex, Tyne & Wear, Wales, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire 



An American massage therapist, Mary Nelson, was the founder of the original hot stone therapy which she called 'LaStone'.  She wanted a system that would enable her to continue her therapy practice while easing her stiff and painful wrist joints.  Using the stones to massage achieved this goal, while also enhancing the massage treatment.

However, the use of the stones is much more than a tool for the therapist, as the warmth of the stones is truly comforting and relaxing and they also connect us with Mother Earth, grounding our vibrations.


  • Promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation
  • Heat from the stones allows manipulation of a greater intensity than with basic massage  
  •  Improved circulation as muscles have an increased blood supply
  •  Lymphatic function increases due to general increase in circulation
  • Releases toxins
  •  Alleviates stress
  •  Calms the psyche
  • Heat relieves pain in muscles and joints
  • Tension in connective tissue is decreased
  • One stroke with a stone is equal to ten normal massage strokes.
  • The treatment is said to be ten times deeper and the results are said to last ten times longer than traditional techniques
  • There is a deep comfort in receiving warmth on the body.
  • Relaxes the mind and helps insomnia
  • Deep relaxation - the warmth relaxes both physically and mentally

Course Content & Learning Outcomes

  • History and benefits of Hot Stone Massage
  • Chakra System
  • Your working environment
  • Code of Practice and Insurance for Therapists
  • Health & Safety
  • Consultation including contra-indications
  • Contra-actions/ aftercare advice
  • Marketing
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Hot Stone Massage
  • The Hot Stone Massage routine



Duration: 1 Day Practical in the Classroom (if training with other students)

Home study: 2 day guided learning hours required to be completed before the training day (emailed to you). This allows for an intensive one day practical study of the routine

Everything you need to learn this treatment is included in this course.   A heater and hot stones will be required after the course for this treatment. (details in your manual)

Case Studies: None - (although please note if the tutor feels that you have not reached a competent standard after completing your practical training then case studies will be set and a reassessment will be arranged. There is an additional charge for this being £40.00).

Entry Requirement: Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Full Body Massage qualification are required

Awarding Body: ABT & CMA

Cost: £150.00 includes training manual, training materials, assessment and certification

  • £55.00 deposit required; balance to be paid direct to tutor 14 days prior to course date

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Zen Tranquility Holistic Beauty Training Studio specialising in accredited Practitioner Diploma Courses in Massage Therapy, Holistic Therapy and Beauty Therapy Courses

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