Hot Stone Massage has been practiced in other parts of the world for over 2000 years and is now taking the UK by storm. It is a wonderful deep massage technique which is becoming increasingly popular due to its amazing beneficial effects. More and more therapists are adding it to their menu of individual services. The idea of `melting your cares away` captures the imagination of therapists and clients alike.
Using special iron-rich basalt volcanic stones, which are pre-heated in water to a safe but effective temperature, this therapy works on three levels. During the treatment, the client is engulfed in warmth and comfort, allowing you to work deeper with no extra effort and no danger of unnecessary injury to your own hands, wrists, fingers or thumbs. The energies from the stones promote a meditative and calm state, helping to relax to the deepest state possible and clients feel the warm nurturing and healing effects long after the treatment is over.
This incredible therapy can turn your massage business around. You can charge up to 50-100% more than for your regular treatments and you will find it adds an exciting new dimension to your practice. Adding the element of stones will enable you to create exciting new strokes, which feel totally different to anything the client may have experienced before. It is so popular with clients that many who have tried it never go back to traditional massage!
The workshop will cover the following:
- History of hot stone massage
- Benefits to client and therapist
- Care and cleansing of the stones and heater
- Techniques to avoid
- Preparation of the client
- Preparing the heater unit
- Health and safety
- Treatment procedure
- Treatment routine
- Additional treatments
- After-care advice
- Home care advice
Who Can Attend?
This workshop is designed for practitioners, qualified in any form of Body Massage Therapy.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Validated by IPTI – (Independent Professional Therapists International) and widely accepted by most Professional Bodies
Duration: 1 day
Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
~ 5 cpd points
The workshop will be largely practical in content and students will be required to wear appropriate workwear for the duration of the course. During the session you will practise on each under supervision of the tutor who will offer guidance and feedback. Hot stone sets and heaters will be provided for your use during the practical sessions and you will receive a comprehensive set of notes.
Course DatesPlease note - all deposits and course fees are non-refundable.
All transfers are at the discretion of the school and would be subject to an administrative charge of £25.00 (+VAT)