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Hot Stone Massage Diploma Course

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£49 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
150 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
150 CPD hours / points
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This extremely comprehensive diploma course will teach you everything that you need to know about building a successful hot stone massage business. This course takes you from complete beginner right through to becoming a competent and confident massage therapist. Starting with the very basics, with specific step-by-step details of massage and its benefits, anatomy and physiology, the benefits of a Hot Stone Massage, the different techniques that you can use, and including everything that you need to know about setting up your business and how to get your very first clients.


150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


What You’ll Learn from the Hot Stone Massage Diploma Course

This course guides you through 7 comprehensive modules:

  • Introduction
  1. An Introduction to Hot Stone Massage
  2. The World of Hot Stones - All You Need to Know
  3. Advantages of a Hot Stone Massage?
  4. Know all about Hot Stones Massage
  5. Become a Hot Stone Masseur
  6. How to Become a Pro Masseur
  7. Course Overview

This course goes far beyond just giving you the techniques involved with hot stone massage (though this is covered in great detail also) but gives you a full knowledge about the subject.

The course starts with a brief introduction as to what is involved in a hot stone massage and what to expect from the course, and then moves into a fuller introduction module. This larger introduction gives you a good base to build your knowledge from, as it provides the answers to the ‘Whys’ of the subject, including the benefits, facts and theories about hot stone massage, along with a little history of its origins.

Module 2 goes into more depth about the different types of stones used and the ailments and conditions this type of massage can treat. This flows nicely into module 3 that goes further into explaining why you would want to give hot stone massage and why your clients will want the treatment, this also includes the benefits of setting up a business as a practicing masseur.

Module 4 talks about different types of stones and how they should be used (including the temperatures they should be heated to). The module gives you an incredible knowledge about the muscles of the body, along with outlining safety concerns, and, importantly, when not to give a hot stone massage.

A practical, hands-on module; module 5 guides you through how to provide a hot stone massage. This takes you from the basics, such as the equipment you’ll need, safety concerns to be aware of, and how to set up a treatment room, to how to heat stones and techniques and tips on how to actually give a massage. Additionally, there are a number of secret tricks of the trade included that will help you to become more proficient, quicker.

Once you have the basics down, module 6 helps to increase your skill level by guiding you through how to become a pro. This is not just about improving your techniques but how to create a better overall experience for your clients, how to market yourself, be better organised, what to charge, and how to grow your business.

Module 7 eases you towards the end of the Hot Stone Massage Diploma Course, by giving a brief summary of all the areas covered, so that you can confirm understanding or go over any parts that you may need more time on. This module also gives a guide on what to do next to begin your journey of running your own hot stone massage business.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The Hot Stone Massage Diploma Course is designed to take anyone students from beginner to business-owner. Likewise, existing business owners in the relaxation and holistic therapy industries could add hot stone massage to the treatments they offer upon completion of the course (and obtaining the necessary insurance).

The course can also be taken for those who wish to use the techniques learned within to treat their friends, family, and partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hot Stone Massage Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.