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Hot Stones Massage Diploma: £299

10.00AM - 5.00PM (Solo Course) 1 Day Practical
Theory Exam Complete Online
Course Suitability Intermediate

Course Description

Attend one of our courses and enjoy learning Hot Stones Massage with support from our awesome admin team. Our teachers are some of the best and most experienced in the UK and their training venues are professional, comfortable and safe. You can expect a warm welcome and lots of encouragement and caring guidance throughout your course.

Hot Stones Massage is one of the most popular mainstream therapies that is offered at spas, holistic massage clinics and beauty salons. Our comprehensive professional Hot Stones Massage beginner's course guides you carefully through all of the traditional front and back body massage techniques so that you can deliver an effective and therapeutic treatment for your clients.

You’ll be taught both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills to be able to competently perform this treatment to meet the needs of a range of clients because it’s suitable for reliving pain that’s deep in the muscles as well as being a superbly relaxing stress-buster for body and mind. Adapt the routine yourself to offer a range of Hot Stones Massage treatments to suit the needs of a wide variety of clients and create shorter and longer routines to offer different price options. You can practice professionally with this qualification, read more below.

Practical Training Options

Solo: 1 day of practical tuition, just yourself and the teacher. You'll need to provide a massage model for working on if you choose this option.

Bespoke or Salon: We can arrange training for groups of friends and also for salon staff. The number of days and the costs will vary depending upon the number of participants and any special requirements/requests you might have.

Qualification & Insurance

As an approved training provider, we are able to award you with a Diploma that is recognised throughout the UK and accredited for insurance purposes by UK governing bodies including: The Guild of Beauty Therapists (GBT), The International Guild of Complementary Therapists (IGCT) and The International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT).

Insurance can also be obtained for the UK via our FEATURED INSURANCE COMPANY: Westminster Insurance. This company offer insurance not only in the UK, but for many other countries around the World.

Other insurance agencies in the UK who can provide you with professional insurance in the UK are: Wellbeing Insurance and Towergate Insurance. You will be able to practice as a self-employed therapist or mobile therapist. If you are seeking employment, always check with your potential employer (or local council) to ensure that this Diploma will be accepted by them.


Free Video Tutorial

You can access our ‘Learn Hot Stones Massage Massage’ video tutorial FREE for 3 months after you’ve paid for your course. This is best to access just 2 weeks before your course so that you know what’s involved in the course training. Then, in the remaining 10 weeks after your course it’s a great way to refresh your memory of the techniques you were taught during the practical.

You can watch the video trailer at our Vimeo channel here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/hotstonesmassage


This is a pre-requirement course and as such you need to have a professional body massage  qualification in order to participate.

How To Pay

Pay for this course in 2 instalments. The first instalment secures your place on the course. The second instalment gives you access to the training materials, online theory test paper and practical tuition


Pay securely online via PayPal or debit/credit card.


Pay securely over the telephone using your credit/debit card.

Bank Transfer

Make payment from your own bank account directly into ours.

Questions & Answers

You need to have a professional qualification in full body massage to undertake this course. This course is also perfect for any massage therapists who need a CPD course or as a refresher course for practicing therapists who want to feel more confident in their abilities and also learn additional techniques.
Yes, you do. Because this is a solo course you will need to provide your own massage model for working upon to learn the techniques.
The Beauty Guild, IGCT, IICT & INHA.
Which companies offer me insurance with this Diploma? Many choices from reputable industry recognised insurers including: Westminster Insurance (our featured insurance company), Wellbeing Insurance, Towergate Insurance, The Beauty Guild, and the IICT.
Yes, all of our courses are suitable for professional practice*. And once you have acquired insurance cover our Diplomas allow you to offer treatments from your home, from a salon or as a mobile therapist. Working professionally means that you can charge a fee for this service.
*If you are seeking employment, always check with your potential employer (or local council if you wish to work in London) to ensure that this Diploma will be accepted by them.
Yes, there is time to learn all you need to know. And that’s because you'll receive all of the teacher’s attention. You will be taught a complete therapy treatment routine for delivering to your clients. If there is any time remaining towards the end of the day you would have the option for going over some of what you’ve learned in the day, or you may opt to experience for yourself how fabulous and effective this treatment can be by having a brief massage from the teacher.
You will learn the same practical skills as you would learn on a longer course. The main difference between a long course and a short course is that you'll need to practice the treatment routine upon friends and family, in order to perfect the techniques till you feel super-confident. This will be easy to do - using your manual and (where available) our on-line tutorial videos for further assistance after your practical training.
You're always welcome to return and attend only the practical training again in order to refresh your practical skills. This is known as a refresher course and it allows you to brush up on the techniques you have learned with us. Refresher courses are only available to students who have previously completed their course with us, and substantial discounts are offered.
No, this is a Diploma course. Diploma courses are also known as ‘short courses’ or ‘fast-track training’. However, the treatment techniques you'll learn are similar, and in some cases more extensive than on a level 3 course.
In most situations you don't need a level 3 qualification in order to deliver this therapy professionally. However, some employers might want you to have a Level 3 qualification, and some London Borough Councils may specify it as a requirement for selling you a licence to practice in their borough.
You will be provided with your course manual in PDF format, and once you’ve read it you’ll be ready to complete your on-line test. This is a simple, multiple choice test with 45 questions. Our administration team will also be available to chat with you and help you to find out what you need to bring, and how you need to prepare, so that you are all set up to have a great time.
Yes, we do! And the first 3 months of access is totally FREE! These videos are great for you to use a week or 2 before your course practical so you can see what you’ll be learning, and then as a reminder of what you’ve learned, after you’ve completed your course. You can ALSO purchase this training video at our Vimeo.com channel if you’d like to watch it after the 3-month FREE period. These videos can either be downloaded or streamed directly to your TV or hand held device. Visit our Vimeo channel >

Theory & Practical

This is the background and theory that you study from home and then complete an online test paper before attending your practical training. It is easily completed with between 8-12 hours of study time. For some people it may take a little longer.

Course Modules

Module 1
The history of hot stones massage

Module 2
Effects and benefits overview
Effects and benefits in detail

Module 3
Types of stones used in massage therapy

Module 4
Techniques for hot stones massage

Module 5
Client consultation skills
Consultation/treatment environment
Client education
Client confidentiality
Consultation form
Notes on consultation form

Module 6
Body mechanics
Correct body mechanics

Module 7
Preparing oil and cream blends for therapy
Client preparation
Therapist preparation
Basic hygiene (therapist)

Module 8
The Chakras

Module 9
Before beginning therapy
Front body stones placement
Front body massage
Back body stones placement
Back body massage
Massage techniques at a glance
Stones placement at a glance

Module 10
Closing ritual
After therapy recommendations
Information and aftercare advice

Additional information
Case study guidelines
Case study examples
Hints and tips
Your notes and questions

Additional documents
Test paper
Client form
Case study form

First things first

Make sure that this is the right course for you. Then register online and pay for your course. The course is paid in 2 instalments. The first instalment secures your place on the course. The second instalment gives you access to the training materials, online theory test paper and practical tuition

Getting Prepared

Login to the fab student area at our website. It's packed full of useful information and will guide you through all of the essential steps before attending your course practical. Our friendly support team will be on hand to offer help and guidance every step of the way.

The Theory Test

The course manual will be emailed to you. Once you've studied the manual you can then take the multiple-choice theory test online from the comfort of your own home.

Practical Instruction

When attending the 1 day of practical training you'll receive expert guidance from our qualified and experienced tutor. There is no practical test... instead you're ability to understand and demonstrate each technique is assessed as you are learning.

Your Diploma

Once you've passed both the theory and practical assessment your Diploma will be posted to you. You can then obtain professional therapist insurance and begin to offer treatments.

Help with insurance

Once you're qualified, you can obtain insurance from a number of reputable companies including: The Beauty Guild, Towergate, Westminter Indemnity, International Institute for Complementary Therapies. Read more at our accreditation and insurance page here >

Help setting up in business

We know just how daunting it can be to set-up a new business. So we've got just the thing to help you through all of the steps A through Z. Our Therapist Business Course provides you with lots of realy useful information in an easy to understand format. Plus you'll get a Diploma once you've passed the theory test and worksheets.

Working in London

You can work anywhere in the UK with our Diplomas. However, if you're looking to work in London you need to research which Boroughs accept short Diploma courses such as our own. Read more >

Suggested Courses

Once you have completed our hot stones massage course, have a look at the types of treatments that your customers would love to experience next. Clients who enjoy the deep muscular treatment that hot stones can deliver will jump at the chance to experience Deep Tissue Massage from you, and the people who enjoy the blissful relaxation of hot stones will be clamouring to book with you for a profoundly satisfying Thai Full Body Massage.