Hot Stone Massage

Distance Learning Course of 10 Lessons

Course Description

The concept of massage therapy using stones has been used in many different cultures for many years.Tribal Healers and Village wise women used rocks from the river beds and warmed them either in hot coals or hot water. By placing the hot stones on cloth on the body and arranging them along the energy points of the body, this would help to relax the muscles and reduce pain or discomfort, and therefore support the healing process.

The placing of the stones is often followed by a holistic massage which proves to result in a deeper and more intense treatment as the heat penetrates the body and relaxes the muscles and the cold stones stimulate the neural pathways and circulatory system.

About Hot Stone Massage

This 10 lesson hot stone massage course shows the student the history of hot stone massage to the modern day development and use of hot stone massage techniques and associated therapies. The course focuses upon practical massage therapy techniques that can be learned and practised by the student, either as a stand alone therapy in its own right or as part of a practicing holistic therapist’s repertoire of effective techniques.

The course shows the student how hot stone techniques can be incorporated into holistic therapeutic practice which will be of great value to practitioners of both the body working therapies and also of pure holistic treatments.

Who should take this course?

The course is completely stand alone and is aimed at students who wish to obtain competence and experience in a practical hands-on therapy.

No previous experience is required as the course covers the appropriate basics, but students of holistic massage will find that this course adds another dimension to their treatments.Practitioners of other therapies will find the course very useful as it adds another popular treatment technique to their existing practise.

Tuition & Fees

830.00 CAD

Lesson 1

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Uses
  • Equipment Required
  • The Holistic Process

Lesson 2

  • Massage
  • History
  • Effects
  • Cautions & Contra-indications

Lesson 3

  • Basic A&P
  • Diseases and Disorders
  • Massage Techniques

Lesson 4

  • Working with Chakras
  • The Stones
  • Using the Stones
  • Care of your stones
  • Stone Placement

Lesson 5

  • Different types of stone therapies
  • Preparing to treat
  • Establishing the correct environment

Lesson 6

  • Consultation & Assessment
  • A complete stone massage treatment
  • Aftercare

Lesson 7

  • Other therapies that can be used with Hot Stone Massage
  • Expanding on the treatment
  • Common Conditions that can be treated

Lesson 8

  • Working with clients
  • The first meeting
  • Creating the right professional conditions and workspace
  • The Hopi Therapist’s clinic
  • Establishing the working relationship
  • Ethics and Legalities
  • Professionalism
  • Client Confidentiality
  • The Consultation process
  • Maintaining Records
  • Data Protection and disclosure

Lesson 9

  • Practicalities
  • Running a therapy practise
  • Finding premises versus working from home
  • Accounting
  • The Law and you

Lesson 10

  • Finding clients
  • Advertising
  • Working with private clients
  • Working with corporate and public sector clients
  • Expanding your business
  • Continuing professional development

Supplements to the modules:

  • Consultation sheet
  • Client questionnaires
  • Treatment record
  • Example of case study
  • Pre-treatment checklist
  • After treatment checklist/ Handout
  • Example of a leaflet
  • Reading list

On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Qualification 1: Hot Stone Massage Diploma

Hot Stone Massage Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

Qualification 2: Hot Stone Massage Certificate of Completion

Hot Stone Massage Certificate of Completion issued by eLearn Canada college.

With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor’s role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.

You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

This course is an online course. With online study you have access to your entire course from the start of your studies. You can access your course materials, and submit all of your question papers to your personal tutor, online from anywhere in the World using your unique student account.

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 – 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 160 hrs.

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrollment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Qualifications Register

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR’s primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.

Affiliation Of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)

“The Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists is dedicated in assisting you as a  member, in the promotion and growth of your practice. Your profile will be entered onto our website and each month you will receive a free e-zine full of business tips and valuable information”.

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