Hot Stone massage Diploma Course


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  • Hot stone massage Certified Diploma Course
  • IPHM Accredited
  • Ideal for beauty therapists or massage therapists  – Home study – No attendance required
  • Accredited insurable qualification
  • Immediate download – study in your own time
  • Free tutor support included
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Diploma Course in Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a very popular treatment in spas throughout the world. The complete hot stone massage training course is ideal for anyone wishing to learn to apply these special stones (usually basalt) to offer an invigorating and amazing massage treatment.

Previous experience with hot stones is not required but massage is, as this treatment can be incorporated into many holistic therapy treatments or as a stand alone therapy.

Once the stones have been placed correctly and left to do their job then this is often followed up by a holistic massage which offers a more intense and deeper treatment as the heat from the stones helps to penetrate the body and aids in relaxing the muscles on a deeper level that just normal massage.

It is recommended that students have a basic knowledge of massage if ordering this course such as basic aromatherapy.

This course can also be purchased as part of our Accredited Massage Package Offer which includes other courses in popular massage treatments.
Approx study time: 40 hrs


Some of the things you will learn in this course are:

Health and Safety guidelines

  • Setting up your massage therapy room
  • A full understanding of the  nervous & human Skeletal system
  • including the circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, endocrine and urinary system
  • Hot Stone massage Contraindications
  • Stone Placement the correct way
  • Massage Techniques and how to apply them
  • How to use and prepare the hot stones safely and correctly
  • How to complete a full hot stone massage treatment
  • Completion of client treatment card
  • Aftercare advise for your clients

When students have successfully passed this course examination, they are issued with a qualification that is recognised by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM) the (AADP) Graduates of which will then be eligible to apply to be a board certified holistic health practitioner. You can also purchase this course as part of our holistic package offers with savings of over 50%



Thanks for another great and easy to follow course in massage. I really appreciated the clear and concise advise offered throughout. I was pleased to visit the student library to watch some full treatments in hot stone massage which helped with my case study.We have now introduced this as an add on therapy at our private salon. Thank You. Charlene James – UK


After hours of research looking for a training program to get the certification I needed, this was value for money for me.  One of the reasons I had not done this sooner was due to time and cost. Not understanding the process of insurance and getting to work with an accreditation. The hot stone massage course really is a business in a box, you do not just receive the course, and you receive experience, knowledge, and the power to act on it. For me that was priceless. I am so grateful of the opportunity and looking forward to obtaining more qualifications with LunaLinda Beswick – Heywood – Lancs UK

Additional Information

Lesson 1

  •          Health and safety guidelines for therapists

Lesson 2

  •     Anatomy & Physiology
  •     The Skin
  •     The Circulatory System
  •     How the Lymphatic System Works
  •     Respiratory System:
  •     The Endocrine System
  •     Digestive System
  •     Urinary System
  •     The Nervous System

Lesson 3

  •     The Human Skeletal System

Lesson 4

  •     Introduction to Hot stone massage

Lesson 5

  •     Working with energy and the chakra and aura system

Lesson 6

  •     About Basalt stones
  •     Massage treatments
  •     Contraindications
  •     Completing a consultation form

You will get the title of “Hot Stone Massage Therapist” upon successful completion of this diploma course as you will have the knowledge and techniques required to offer professional treatments to your clients. If you are already working as a professional therapist this is a great add on to your list of treatments.

Upon successful completion of the course you also have practitioner insurance available. This way you will be able to offer your treatments to the general public and charge for this therapy.

Pre Requisites

Students should already have basic knowledge of massage or have studied our basic aromatherapy training course

Learning Review

A list of related questions and answers is provided after each group of lessons to enable students to review their learning. Access to the student library is also provided which offers helpful videos and reputable stockists for the necessary products.

Exam Information

Do I need to complete an Exam?

No, only request and complete an exam if you require your accredited qualification. (Exams or certificates are not applicable for any of our Free Courses)

When should I request my exam paper?

You should only request this when you have completed and understood all your course material fully and have prepared your case studies. Details will be sent to you with your course material, including a link to the Student Video library. Any exams should be requested within two years of course purchase.

Do I need to complete a case study?

Case studies are an important part of your training and it is recommended that you practice on family and friends as much as possible whilst learning. You should complete a minimum of 5 case studies that you feel confident with before working with members of the public.

What does my exam entail?

There is no pressure or clock to watch when taking your exam as you will have 7 days in which to complete before sending it back to be marked. Your exam will have a number of questions, some multiple choice and also space to write up a case study. Finally, there is a short questionnaire that we ask all student kindly to complete.

How do I request an exam?

If you have a customer account, you can sign in here, then head to your Orders page and click Request an Exam for the course you have purchased. If you do not have a customer account, you can request your exam by manually entering your credentials and the course on this page.

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