Hot Stone Massage

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 to a safe but effective temperature, this therapy works on many 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!

Course Details


The workshop will cover the following:


  • History of hot stone massage
  • Benefits to client and therapist
  • Effects
  • Care and cleansing of the stones and heater
  • Techniques to avoid
  • Preparation of the client
  • Preparing the heater unit
  • Health and safety
  • Contra-indications
  • 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

Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens

More Information


This hands-on day is largely practical, thus allows sufficient time to practice the hot stone massage techniques under the guidance of the tutor. During the course you will partner up with another therapist and will get the chance to perform the techniques taught as well as being the recipient. As a result you will benefit from understanding and experiencing how the technique should feel.


All the heating bags and stones will be available for you to use on the day. If you wish to purchase your own from Vulsini you can benefit from a 5% discount if you use the MSCM code.

Duration: 1 day


Course fees include the following:

  • All class tuition
  • A comprehensive course manual
  • An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
  • 5 cpd points


You may also find the following workshop of interest:

Warm Bamboo Massage

Hot Stone Massage Kit


Tutor: Anita Snowball – see our MSCM Tutor Page

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Course Dates

October 2022 - Saturday 22nd October - 10am - 5pm

Cost: £97.50 (+VAT)

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January 2023 - Saturday 28th January - 10am - 5pm

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