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Hot Stones Massage Online Course: £99

No Time Limits No Practical Training
Theory Exam Complete Online
Course Suitability Intermediate

Home Learning Course Description

Whether you want to upskill, retrain for an exciting new career, or want to learn how to deliver life-enhancing therapy for the benefit of yourself and your loved ones, our Home Study Qualification courses can be the perfect fit for you.  

Our intermediate level home learning course in Hot Stones Massage is designed for anyone who wants to become an Holistic Hot Stones Massage therapist. Using our detailed course manual alongside the FREE instructional tutor-led videos (coming soon) you will learn how to perform the best selection of essential hot stones massage movements, including hot and cold stones placement,  so that you can confidently deliver a relaxing, therapeutic and professional Hot Stones Massage treatment.

The beautifully written and illustrated course manual guides you through a pre-treatment consultation and helps you to identify and manage a wide range of common contra-indications. The manual also provides you with easy-to-understand information about the Chakras, as well as the wide range of effects and benefits your friends, family and customers will experience from receiving therapy treatments from you.

Other Information

This home learning course in Hot Stones Massage requires you to study your course manual and pass an online multiple choice test paper.

You will then learn the techniques by following the detailed illustrations, and instructions contained in the course manual. A FREE tutor- led instructional video is coming soon.

We recommend that you complete several case studies on friends and family before offering treatments professionally to members of the public. Case studies are self-assessed and this additional experience will help you become familiar with the treatment sequence and client consultation processes. Conducting your own case studies will also boost your confidence and enhance your level of professionalism.

The Certificate Qualification is awarded as soon as you pass the online theory test, which allows you to arrange your insurance straight away, in order to work as a self-employed therapist, start your own home-based business, or even work as a mobile therapist.

This course is suitable for complete beginners and also useful for those who wish to brush up on the techniques you have learned in the past.

UPGRADE OPTION: Once you've passed your Certificate course, you might wish to upgrade your Certificate to a Diploma qualification. This means that you will be able to attend a class course of practical training or even opt for solo training if you prefer.



This is an intermediate level course and as such you need to have a Diploma or Certificate in Body Massage to participate.

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Questions & Answers

Yes. All of our online courses can be studied by anyone at any level, though some do require you to have studied our body massage course first.
The IGCT (International Guild of Complementary Therapists).
Many choices from reputable industry recognised insurers including: Westminster Insurance (our featured insurers), Wellbeing Insurance, and Towergate Insurance.
Yes, our Certificate courses are suitable for professional practice, although we do encourage you to practice for several weeks with family and friends first. Once you have acquired professional therapy insurance cover, you can offer treatments to the public from your home, from your salon or as a mobile therapist and you can charge a fee for this service.
Yes, of course. You can UPGRADE your Certificate to a Diploma by attending practical tuition with one of our highly experienced tutors. Contact our admin team to learn more on: 0333 123 2626.
You will be able to learn the same practical skills at home, as you would learn at an attendance course but you'll need to study the comprehensive course manual and then practice the treatment routine several times, upon friends and family, referencing the tutorial video where available.
No, this is a home learning Certificate course and does not involve practical tuition.
No, you don't need a level 3 qualification in order to deliver this therapy professionally. However, some employers and some London Borough Councils may specify a level 3 qualification as a requirement.
You will be provided with your manual in PDF format and once you’ve read it you will be able to complete your on-line test paper at our website. Other than that all you need is a reliable device to study your manual and tutorial videos (where available) A good internet connection is essential when streaming the tutorial videos.
No, you do not need to purchase equipment to study this course, as long as you already have an electronic device to read your PDF manual and watch the streaming tutorial videos. However, in order to practice the therapy you will need to purchase a therapy couch and other materials such as towels, oils and creams in order to practice the techniques upon friends and family. You will find details of all the items you need in the course manual. You can also have a chat with our admin team if you require further guidance.

Course Content

You will be given access to download your training materials from the student area of our website. There is an online multiple choice test paper that is easily completed with 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. Payment gives you access to the training materials, online theory test paper and the FREE video tutorial.

Starting Your Studies

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

The Theory Test

Once you’ve studied your manual you'll be able to take the test via our dedicated theory test website and complete everything online from the comfort of your own home.

Your Certificate

Once you've passed the theory your Certificate will be posted to you. You can then obtain professional therapist insurance and begin to practice the techniques on family and friends before offering treatment to the paying public.

Practicing Techniques

After you’ve passed the theory test it’s time to get practicing the techniques of Hot Stones massage. Once you all of the equipment and accessories specified in your course manual, you’ll be ready to invite your willing volunteers for a massage. Practice delivering a full back and front massage treatment and also shorter treatments such as front body massage, back body massage or back, neck and shoulders massage. Remember to make sure that the heat of the stones is just right for each person, and they will enjoy the perfect hot stones massage that’s tailor-made for them.

Help with insurance

Once you're qualified, and have experience of delivering this therapy to friends and family, you can obtain professional insurance from a number of reputable companies including: Westminster Indemnity (our featured insurers) and also Towergate Insurance, and WellBeing Insurance. Read more at our accreditation and insurance page here >

Upgrading your Certificate to a Diploma

At any point after you have passed your Certificate course, you can choose to upgrade your qualification to a Diploma. This will allow you to attend a practical training course with one of our many teachers in the UK. You can choose to attend solo training or join a class course so that you can work with other students. Please contact our administration office to learn more.

Help setting up in business

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Working in London

You can work as a self-employed therapist in the UK with our Certificates. However, if you're looking to work in London you need to know which Boroughs accept Vocational courses such as our Certificates and Diplomas. Read more >

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