Hot Stone Massage Course
Time – 9.30 – 3pm.
This unit is about providing hot and cold stone therapy treatments. It covers both massage and the placing of stones on the head, face and body. The ability to adapt stone therapy treatments to individual client needs is also a requirement.
Hot Stone Massage involves the application of warm, heated stones on parts of the body as well as their application in the use of a Hot Stone Massage treatment. It benefits in relaxing tissues, loosening and easing tension and pain and aiding the circulatory system.
What is a Short Diploma?
This course is accredited by The Beauty Guild. The Short Diploma qualification is recognised and insurable for working on friends and family or mobile.
What will the course cover?
- Salon Safety & Hygiene
- Theory work to be read at home along with a video to watch of the treatment you will learn to include anatomy and physiology.
- How to complete a client consultation
- Contra Indications
- How to prepare your work station and set up your machines. (Please bring your kit with you so we can help you set it up)
- Practical of hot stone massage.
What is required before I start this course?
A body massage course that you have studied for at least 3 days is also required to complete prior to attending which you can also do through us. This will give you the knowledge you need, of the massage movements and techniques you will put in to practise with hot stone massage. (Unfortunately a body massage for 1 day is not sufficient knowledge to learn to be treating the body in safe working practise).
What is the difference between short diploma courses and VTCT courses?
Short diploma courses are for therapists wanting to work mobile or on friends and family. They are recognised within the UK and an insurable qualification with certain insurance companies.
VTCT courses are internationally recognised qualifications that involve multiple choice end tests and assessments but hold a higher recognised status and will enable you to work in a beauty salon.
How is the award achieved?
You will come to the academy to learn the practical part of hot stone massage.
Do I need a model?
Yes, you will need to bring a model with you to practise on and your kit so we can set it up for you and you can use.
Can I get funding for this course?
Unfortunately not. You can only get funding for the Level 3 NVQ Beauty therapy course which does include hot stone massage. Please see our other page for details.
Is a kit included in the price?
Kits are not included but please see our kit page for the recommended supplier.
When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed the course a certificate will be issued.