Hot Stone Massage - Career Option
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. This fully accredited hot stone massage diploma course is based on an ancient art of healing and is helpful to create both physical and spiritual balancing.
On successful completion of this diploma course we will provide you with a fully accredited diploma. you will then be able to use the title of "Hot Stone Massage Therapist", and will have the knowledge and techniques needed to offer treatments to your clients. This is a great add on for those of you whom are already working as a professional therapist and wish to add to your list of treatments.
Hot Stone Therapy is now one of the fastest growing treatments. Not only can the therapists 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 home-study course takes you through every stage of the process. It includes work on the chakras for energy balancing, and details the complete massage process, hot stone massage is a massage that uses smooth, flat, and heated rocks placed at key points on the body.This course is based on this ancient healing art and is helpful to create both physical and spiritual balancing. Stone therapy uses stones for work on the body and also for placement under and on the body during the treatment, being very effective in creating harmony and a positive energy flow. Stones (usually basalt) are placed into a purpose-built Stone Heater which is filled with water. Once the stones have heated sufficiently, some are placed onto specific points on the body (such as the back, hands, etc.) and others are held by the massage therapist and used to work the muscles.
Benefits of having a hot stone massage are numerous, however the main being to assist in the following:
- Muscle relief
- pain relief
- helps poor circulation,
- eases aches and pains
- relieves mental stress
You will learn:
- Health and safety guidelines for therapists
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Where to place the specific stones
- How to complete a full hot stone massage
- Contraindications to Hot & Cold Stone Massage
- How to complete a treatment card
On successful completion of this diploma course this will then provide you with the title of "Hot Stone Massage Therapist", and offer you the knowledge and techniques needed to offer treatments to your clients. This is a great add on for those of you whom are already working as a professional therapist and wish to add to your list of treatments.
Practitioner insurance is also available upon successful completion of the course.
While massage therapy is not a substitute for traditional medical or psychiatric care, it can be an integral part of your treatment plan.
Pre Requisites: This course and exam is for existing therapists with a full body massage qualification. You will be able to obtain insurance allowing you to use it with the general public and charge for this therapy.
This course includes your exam – Your exam has approx. 25 questions including multiple choice and you will be expected to complete a minimum of 1000 word case study. The case study will help consolidate your learning and will be marked as part of your exam. You can also visit the Student Library which offers videos and practical tips that will be helpful to you during your studies.
Once you have submitted your exam you will be notified of your results within 7 working days. On successful completion of your exam you will receive your diploma or certificate as an attachment for you to print off at home. Please see our qualification page if you wish to upgrade to a hard copy.
All SLS courses are accredited internationally and holistic therapy is studied world wide, We have students from all over the world whom are now working as successful therapists after training with the School of Life Studies. We are a recognized course provider with the IPHM in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US and the UK and World Wide. The School of Life Studies are also accredited course providers with the IICT
NB: Your diploma will be sent to your email address on successful completion of the exam via PDF which you may print off at home.