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Hot Stone Therapy

Hot Stone Therapy

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Hot Stone Therapy
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Hot Stone Therapy Practitioner
  • Be awarded the Level 3 ABC externally validated Certificate*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There is also an essential 1 day of practical training for this course for students without a prior massage or aromatherapy qualification.

Hot Stone Therapy is one of the fastest growing treatments in the UK. Not only can the therapist benefit from using the stones in place of their hands, easing pressure on thumbs and wrists, but the client can enjoy a remarkable experience where the treatment is said to be particularly effective. This course takes you through every stage of the process. It includes work on the chakras for energy balancing, and details the complete massage process, along with the benefits of geothermotherapy (the use of hot and cold in massage).


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction / Anatomy
      •  Holistic Health
      • The History and Origins of Hot Stone Therapy
      • The Muscular System
      • Muscles of the Front Torso
      • Massage Areas of the Front Torso
      • Muscles of the Back Torso
      • Massage Areas of the Back Torso
      • Muscles of the Neck
      • Massage Areas of the Neck
      • Muscles of the Front Arm
      • Massage Areas of the Front Arm
      • Muscles of the Back Arm
      • Massage Areas of the Back Arm
  • Lesson Two
    • The Muscular System (Continued) / Massage
      •  Muscles of the Hand
      • Muscles of the Front Leg
      • Massage Areas of the Front Leg
      • Muscles of the Back Leg
      • Massage Areas of the Back Leg
      • Muscles of the Face
      • Massage Areas of the Face
      • History
      • The Effects of Massage
      • Cautions
      • Contraindications
  • Lesson Three
    • Types of Stones Used in Therapy / Geothermotherapy / Client Profile
      •  Hot Stones
      • Cold Stones
      • Recharging
      • Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Effects
      • Imbalance
      • Chi
      • Self-Certification by Clients
  • Lesson Four
    • The Therapeutic Environment
      • Understanding the Implications of Treatment
      • Contraindications – Generalised and Localised
      • Homecare Advice
      • Understanding What we Eat
      • Stress
      • Sleep
      • Toxins
      • Side-effects
      • First Aid
      • Professionalism
      • Clothing
      • Treatment Room
      • Communication Skills
      • Body Language
      • Modesty
      • Hygiene
      • Equipment
  • Lesson Five
    • Five Element Theory / The Chakras
      •  Connection with the Body
      • Cold Disturbances
      • Hot Disturbances
      • What is a Chakra?
      • Elements and Properties
      • Emotional and Spiritual Levels
      • The Pull of Energy
      • Unblocking Chakras
      • Chakra Stones – Prone and Supine Positions
      • The Auric Field
  • Lesson Six
    • Hot and Cold Stone Treatments / Massage Techniques
      •  Heat
      • Cold
      • Alternating Hot and Cold
      • Preparing Hot Stones
      • Preparing Cold Stones
      • Placing Stones
      • Spinal Layouts
      • Effleurage
      • Petrissage
      • Stripping
      • Friction
      • Cat Pawing
  • Lesson Seven
    • Massage Techniques / Stone Techniques and Processes
      •  Rocking
      • Vibration
      • Tucking
      • Tapotement
      • The Back and Neck
      • Placing of Chakra Stones – the Back
      • The Backs of the Legs
  • Lesson Eight
    • Stone Techniques and Process (Continued)
      • The Front of the Body
      • The Chest and Neck
      • The Front of the Legs
      • The Arms and Hands
      • The Face and Neck
      • Summary of Complete Massage
      • Selecting Massage Oils

1 day of Practical Training is essential for students without prior aromatherapy or massage qualifications.  Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 12 monthly instalments of £25
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee of £370 £350 in one sum and also receive a special gift from our selection – free

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

*ABC registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.

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