Hot Stone Massage Course (26 CPD Points)

Hot Stone Massage (26 CPD Points)


Online learning + One Day Practical Assessment

Hot stone massage is a modality in which the therapist uses smooth, heated stones in order to massage and relax the body. This type of massage has become increasingly popular with clients over recent years, as it’s known to be deeply relaxing.

This course will teach you everything you need to know about offering a professional hot stone massage and includes a practical training session and assessment.

The online portion of this hot stone massage course includes fantastic resources as well as clear diagrams and images. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment. Photographs and diagrams ensure this course is both engaging and informative to give you the confidence to perform this very popular treatment.

This Hot Stone Massage course follows the National Occupational Standards and covers reception, consultation and ventilation. It also covers contra-indications and contra-actions, preparing for treatment, massage techniques and a full hot stone massage routine.

Upon completion of the online theory modules, you will receive a PDF manual which you can refer back to. Seven of the modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available. 

After completing the online portion of the Hot Stone Massage course (completed at your own pace) you will be assessed on a one-day (8 hour) practical (hands-on) assessment in High Wycombe at American Massage Training UK. 

The GTi Hot Stone Massage Award is accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body and follows the National Occupational Standards (NOS).

Pre-requisites: A diploma or certificate in Body Massage or holistic massage or A GTi Professional Standards For Therapists & Body Massage Qualification. If you register for this course, we include the GTi Professional Standards course for free (usually priced at £49 + VAT).

On completion of this accredited course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate which is acceptable for insurance purposes with all insurance companies who accept courses which meet the National Occupational Standards (NOS). The Guild of Holistic Therapists, The Guild of Beauty Therapists, and Westminster Insurance are examples of companies who accept this course for insurance purposes. If you currently have insurance, please check with your provider if you are unsure about coverage. Be sure to inform them that this course meets the National Occupational Standards.

Register on this page to make a secure payment of £195 for the practical training day and assessment. Once you make payment, you will receive an e-mail confirmation plus access to the online portion of this course, where you will pay the remaining £25 (VAT included) for enrolment, online access, and all resources. Then you will have immediate access to start the online theory portion of this accredited hot stone massage course.

Upon completion, you will RECEIVE a £25 off voucher that can be used towards our Indian Head Massage Course and Body Massage Course.

You can complete the online portion at your own pace. Once you have completed the online portion of this hot stone massage course, you may call American Massage Training UK to schedule a date that is convenient to you for the one full day (8 Hours) practical and assessment. You will have several course dates from which to choose, either weekdays or on a weekend.

In the event that your professional awarding body or insurance requires more hands-on training, you have the option to add an extra 8 hour practical hands-on training day for an additional £125.00

Online Hot Stone Massage Course Modules:

  1. Introduction and Consultation
  2. Contra-actions and Contra-indications
  3. Preparing for Treatment
  4. Massage Techniques
  5. Routine
  6. Treatment Adaptations & Aftercare
  7. Practical Assessment
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Accreditations & Memberships

All of our courses are designed with the highest standards that meet the criteria for various professional awarding bodies