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This extremely comprehensive diploma course will teach you everything that you need to know about building a successful hot stone massage business. This course takes you from complete beginner right through to becoming a competent and confident massage therapist. Starting with the very basics, with specific step-by-step details of massage and its benefits, anatomy and physiology, the benefits of a Hot Stone Massage, the different techniques that you can use, and including everything that you need to know about setting up your business and how to get your very first clients.

What You’ll Learn from the Hot Stone Massage Diploma Course

This course guides you through 7 comprehensive modules:

  • Introduction
  1. An Introduction to Hot Stone Massage
  2. The World of Hot Stones - All You Need to Know
  3. Advantages of a Hot Stone Massage?
  4. Know all about Hot Stones Massage
  5. Become a Hot Stone Masseur
  6. How to Become a Pro Masseur
  7. Course Overview

This course goes far beyond just giving you the techniques involved with hot stone massage (though this is covered in great detail also) but gives you a full knowledge about the subject.

The course starts with a brief introduction as to what is involved in a hot stone massage and what to expect from the course, and then moves into a fuller introduction module. This larger introduction gives you a good base to build your knowledge from, as it provides the answers to the ‘Whys’ of the subject, including the benefits, facts and theories about hot stone massage, along with a little history of its origins.

Module 2 goes into more depth about the different types of stones used and the ailments and conditions this type of massage can treat. This flows nicely into module 3 that goes further into explaining why you would want to give hot stone massage and why your clients will want the treatment, this also includes the benefits of setting up a business as a practicing masseur.

Module 4 talks about different types of stones and how they should be used (including the temperatures they should be heated to). The module gives you an incredible knowledge about the muscles of the body, along with outlining safety concerns, and, importantly, when not to give a hot stone massage.

A practical, hands-on module; module 5 guides you through how to provide a hot stone massage. This takes you from the basics, such as the equipment you’ll need, safety concerns to be aware of, and how to set up a treatment room, to how to heat stones and techniques and tips on how to actually give a massage. Additionally, there are a number of secret tricks of the trade included that will help you to become more proficient, quicker.

Once you have the basics down, module 6 helps to increase your skill level by guiding you through how to become a pro. This is not just about improving your techniques but how to create a better overall experience for your clients, how to market yourself, be better organised, what to charge, and how to grow your business.

Module 7 eases you towards the end of the Hot Stone Massage Diploma Course, by giving a brief summary of all the areas covered, so that you can confirm understanding or go over any parts that you may need more time on. This module also gives a guide on what to do next to begin your journey of running your own hot stone massage business.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The Hot Stone Massage Diploma Course is designed to take anyone students from beginner to business-owner. Likewise, existing business owners in the relaxation and holistic therapy industries could add hot stone massage to the treatments they offer upon completion of the course (and obtaining the necessary insurance).

The course can also be taken for those who wish to use the techniques learned within to treat their friends, family, and partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hot Stone Massage Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus


  • What does a Hot Stone Massage entail?
  • What to Expect

Module 1: An Introduction to Hot Stone Massage

  • A Brief History
    • Where did this therapy originate?
    • Who else has been known to use these stones historically?
    • The transference of knowledge
    • Changes in usage
  • Why Hot Stones?
    • Stone massages
    • What is the purpose of heating the stones?
    • Case study
  • Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
    • Heightening circulation
    • Enhancing mobility
    • Cures insomnia
    • Relaxing muscles
    • Improving joint health
    • Mental well-being
    • Alleviating pain
    • Lowers soft tissue strain
    • Lowering anxiety
  • Facts About Hot Stone Massage
    • A Form of Meditation
    • Boosting Your Immune System
    • Helps with Ailments Like Arthritis
    • Can Strengthen Your Muscles
    • Has Been Practiced by Humans for Thousands of Years
    • Can Be Done with A Variety of Rocks
    • Makes The Job of the Masseuse Easier
    • A Good Pain Management Technique
    • Helps with Stress
    • Can Prevent Serious Damage
    • Is Great for Athletes and Housewives Alike
    • Can Make You Feel Happier
    • Recommended Twice a Month for People with Physically Demanding Jobs
    • A Great Business Idea
  • Before You Begin: Learn The Theory of Hot Stone Massage
    • The science behind the success
  • A Comparative Discussion
    • Swedish massage
    • Thai massage
    • Shiatsu
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 2: The World of Hot Stones - All You Need to Know

  • Different Types of Hot Stones
    • Basalt
    • Marble
    • Facial stone
    • Shaped Stone
    • Deep tissue stone
    • Stone sets
  • Sources of Hot Stones
  • What Ailments and Conditions Can Hot Stones Treat?
    • Arthritis
    • Carpal tunnel
    • Involuntary hypertonicity
    • Rheumatism
    • Muscle tension
    • Chronic fatigue
    • Stress
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 3: Advantages of a Hot Stone Massage?

  • It is a Natural Method
    • The Natural Way
    • The Benefit of Experience
    • The Problem and the Symptom
    • Legitimacy
    • Therapy vs. Medication
  • Risk Are Limited
    • Burns
  • Who Uses Hot Stone Massage Treatments?
    • Celebrity Support
    • Cultural and regional familiarity
    • Demographics
  • Great Business
    • An interested consumer base
    • High potential profits
    • The ability to compete well
    • Simple set-up
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 4: Know all about Hot Stones Massage

  • Do your research
  • Know The Muscles
    • More About Skeletal Muscles
  • Safety
  • Contraindications
    • Fever
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Hernia
    • Varicose veins
    • Cancer
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 5: Become a Hot Stone Masseur

  • Learn The Basics First
    • Technical Equipment
    • Appliances
    • Stones
    • Miscellaneous items
    • Treatment Room Features
    • Location
    • Furniture
    • Accents
    • Safety
    • License
    • Sanitisation
    • Pre-massage checks
  • How to Set Up a Treatment Room
  • Doing Sessions as a Hot Stone Masseur
  • Specific Use of Stones
    • Sacral stone
    • Medium-sized stones
    • Pointed stone
    • Facial stones
    • Toe stones
    • General Process
    • Legs
    • Feet and Hands
    • Abdomen
    • Arms
    • Shoulders
    • Face
  • Massage Techniques
    • Manual massage
    • Effleurage
    • Kneading
    • Stroking
    • Circulatory movement
  • Massage Tips
    • Flip the stones over
    • Introduce Heat Slowly
    • Utilize the edges of the stone
    • The stones are an extension of your hand
    • Maintain the stone temperature at all times
    • Dry your stones before use
    • Think about formations
    • Do not let the body lose heat too quickly
    • Beware of sensitive areas
  • How to Heat Stones
    • Methods
    • Temperature
    • Variation
    • Stone erosion
  • Secret Tricks of the Trade: Become an Insider
    • Wash those stones
    • Try out something new
    • Packages
    • Communication is key
    • Keep the stones moving
    • Testimonials
    • Protect your hands
    • Ambiance is key
    • Variation is important
    • Complementary services.
    • Let the music do the talking
    • Personalisation
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 6: How to Become a Pro Masseur

  • You Too Can Become a Professional
  • How to Become a Professional?
    • Practice makes perfect
    • Think about your customer base
    • Publicize your massages
    • Create promotional offers
    • Be organised and systematic
    • Take your clients' time very seriously
    • Keep up with trends
  • Create a Strong Rapport with Your Clients
    • Show, don't tell
    • Invest your time
    • Listen to feedback
    • Respond swiftly
    • Make their happiness a priority
    • Foster loyalty
  • Be Organised
    • Structure
    • Keep track of appointments
    • Communicate with suppliers
    • Update your website and offers
    • Time Management
    • Work as you go
    • Plan for the future
    • Delegate effectively
    • Obstacles
    • Work on Plan B
    • Document everything
    • Organiser
  • Charging for Your Services
  • How to Grow Your Business?
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 7: Course Overview

    • Benefits of Hot Stone Massages
    • Theoretical Knowledge of Hot Stone Massage
    • Different Types of Stones
    • Physical Issues and Medical Ailments
    • Advantages of Hot Stones Massages
    • Growing Business Opportunity
    • Knowledge About Hot Stone Massage
    • Human Anatomy
    • Safety In Hot Stone Massages
    • Contraindications
    • Set Up Your Own Business
    • Become an Expert Hot Stone Masseur
    • Professional Hot Stones Masseur
    • Steps to Follow
    • Offer Promotional Packages
    • Be organised
    • What Next?
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

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Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

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