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  • 160 guided learning hours

Hot Stone Massage

About the Level 3 Hot Stone Massage Certificate

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones placed on the body, or as massaging tools. Hot stone therapy is one of the most popular stress-relief treatments. Known to ease muscle tension, improve circulation, promote all-round wellbeing, this type of massage is even thought to relieve multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia. The hot stone massage course covers everything you need to know about massage, history, effects and different types of stone therapies. It also includes notions of physiology, musculoskeletal affections, recommended course of treatment and aftercare.

The course has an indicative 160 hours of study, but you can take as little or as long over it. There are no deadlines and no time pressures. Take your time, pause it, or study it faster than the average time.

Who should study this course?

Experienced massage therapists, as well as complete beginners are welcomed to embark on this learning journey to discover the history of hot stones, their fascinating effect on the human body and new techniques and different types of treatments. Some hospitals encourage nurses to study alternative therapies to offer relief to oncology patients, for example.

To enrol straight away on the hot stone massage certification, there is no need for prior qualifications, or experience. Interest and motivation, and the means to access our home study materials, are all it takes to successfully complete this course.

What happens after the course?

Successful achievement of the certification will lead to a ground knowledge in alternative therapy like massage. You can study further for other alternative medicine practices or specialise in massage therapies.

A course in massage therapy can become a self-employment venture, if you wish to take a turn in your professional life. The syllabus contains not only massage concepts, but also lessons in business, marketing, and finance necessary to the set-up of a business. Self-employed or not, you can find work within a private clinic, a beauty salon, a spa or by visiting clients’ house. Some of the positions you can find:

  • Hot stone massage therapist
  • Beauty therapist
  • Holistic therapy specialist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Hot Stone Massage Diploma

Hot Stone Massage Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Hot Stone Massage Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Lesson 1

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Uses
  • Equipment Required
  • The Holistic Process

Lesson 2

  • Massage
  • History
  • Effects
  • Cautions & Contra-indications

Lesson 3

  • Basic A&P
  • Diseases and Disorders
  • Massage Techniques

Lesson 4

  • Working with Chakras
  • The Stones
  • Using the Stones
  • Care of your stones
  • Stone Placement

Lesson 5

  • Different types of stone therapies
  • Preparing to treat
  • Establishing the correct environment

Lesson 6

  • Consultation & Assessment
  • A complete stone massage treatment
  • Aftercare

Lesson 7

  • Other therapies that can be used with Hot Stone Massage
  • Expanding on the treatment
  • Common Conditions that can be treated

Lesson 8

  • Working with clients
  • The first meeting
  • Creating the right professional conditions and workspace
  • The Hopi Therapist’s clinic
  • Establishing the working relationship
  • Ethics and Legalities
  • Professionalism
  • Client Confidentiality
  • The Consultation process
  • Maintaining Records
  • Data Protection and disclosure

Lesson 9

  • Practicalities
  • Running a therapy practise
  • Finding premises versus working from home
  • Accounting
  • The Law and you

Lesson 10

  • Finding clients
  • Advertising
  • Working with private clients
  • Working with corporate and public sector clients
  • Expanding your business
  • Continuing professional development

Supplements to the modules:

  • Consultation sheet
  • Client questionnaires
  • Treatment record
  • Example of case study
  • Pre-treatment checklist
  • After treatment checklist/ Handout
  • Example of a leaflet
  • Reading list

Students of the College are now able to purchase Hot Stone Massage Kits from the College. For more information, click here.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Hot Stone Massage

About the Level 3 Hot Stone Massage Certificate

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones placed on the body, or as massaging tools. Hot stone therapy is one of the most popular stress-relief treatments. Known to ease muscle tension, improve circulation, promote all-round wellbeing, this type of massage is even thought to relieve multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia. The hot stone massage course covers everything you need to know about massage, history, effects and different types of stone therapies. It also includes notions of physiology, musculoskeletal affections, recommended course of treatment and aftercare.

The course has an indicative 160 hours of study, but you can take as little or as long over it. There are no deadlines and no time pressures. Take your time, pause it, or study it faster than the average time.

Who should study this course?

Experienced massage therapists, as well as complete beginners are welcomed to embark on this learning journey to discover the history of hot stones, their fascinating effect on the human body and new techniques and different types of treatments. Some hospitals encourage nurses to study alternative therapies to offer relief to oncology patients, for example.

To enrol straight away on the hot stone massage certification, there is no need for prior qualifications, or experience. Interest and motivation, and the means to access our home study materials, are all it takes to successfully complete this course.

What happens after the course?

Successful achievement of the certification will lead to a ground knowledge in alternative therapy like massage. You can study further for other alternative medicine practices or specialise in massage therapies.

A course in massage therapy can become a self-employment venture, if you wish to take a turn in your professional life. The syllabus contains not only massage concepts, but also lessons in business, marketing, and finance necessary to the set-up of a business. Self-employed or not, you can find work within a private clinic, a beauty salon, a spa or by visiting clients’ house. Some of the positions you can find:

  • Hot stone massage therapist
  • Beauty therapist
  • Holistic therapy specialist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Hot Stone Massage Diploma

Hot Stone Massage Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Hot Stone Massage Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Lesson 1

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Uses
  • Equipment Required
  • The Holistic Process

Lesson 2

  • Massage
  • History
  • Effects
  • Cautions & Contra-indications

Lesson 3

  • Basic A&P
  • Diseases and Disorders
  • Massage Techniques

Lesson 4

  • Working with Chakras
  • The Stones
  • Using the Stones
  • Care of your stones
  • Stone Placement

Lesson 5

  • Different types of stone therapies
  • Preparing to treat
  • Establishing the correct environment

Lesson 6

  • Consultation & Assessment
  • A complete stone massage treatment
  • Aftercare

Lesson 7

  • Other therapies that can be used with Hot Stone Massage
  • Expanding on the treatment
  • Common Conditions that can be treated

Lesson 8

  • Working with clients
  • The first meeting
  • Creating the right professional conditions and workspace
  • The Hopi Therapist’s clinic
  • Establishing the working relationship
  • Ethics and Legalities
  • Professionalism
  • Client Confidentiality
  • The Consultation process
  • Maintaining Records
  • Data Protection and disclosure

Lesson 9

  • Practicalities
  • Running a therapy practise
  • Finding premises versus working from home
  • Accounting
  • The Law and you

Lesson 10

  • Finding clients
  • Advertising
  • Working with private clients
  • Working with corporate and public sector clients
  • Expanding your business
  • Continuing professional development

Supplements to the modules:

  • Consultation sheet
  • Client questionnaires
  • Treatment record
  • Example of case study
  • Pre-treatment checklist
  • After treatment checklist/ Handout
  • Example of a leaflet
  • Reading list

Students of the College are now able to purchase Hot Stone Massage Kits from the College. For more information, click here.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
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