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Massage Courses

Hot and Cold Stone course covers Full Body and Face, Popular Deep Tissue Techniques Prevent Therapist RSI

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Accreditation & Entry Requirements

Hot and Cold Stone Massage | Accredited Diploma Course 

A one day certified professional diploma training course using deep tissue techniques which covers the full body and face. Our Hot and Cold Stone Massage Course offers massage techniques that go back many thousands of years.

This therapy has become one of the most popular over the last ten years. Working in harmony with massage, this hot and cold stone massage technique places the stones on the client's body and also in the therapist’s hands.

If you are worried about having to have a hot stone heater with you and you are a mobile therapist, this is no longer an issue anymore as there are portable bag heaters now which do not use water to heat the stones and the tutor will cover this on the day of your training.

This one day accredited diploma course for existing therapists only with a level 3 in full body massage.


Course Content

You will work on the front and the back of the body, learning a full body routine and a short demonstration for the face too.

On this course you will learn:

  •         History and theory of hot and cold stone therapy
  •         Benefits and effects
  •         Contraindications
  •         Health and safety
  •         Preparation of equipment
  •         Step by step treatment for the full body routine
  •         A full and comprehensive manual


Native tribes of Hawaii and Tibet, American Indians and Chinese practitioners have used this therapy to help treat medical problems and ease tension in the mind and also dealing with the body making it a holistic whole body treatment.

Using stones can penetrate the muscle fibres to a deeper level than manual massage alone, allowing it to be more effective for your client.


After you have completed this massage course with us you are able to gain unlimited, FREE online access to the course video and will become an invaluable resource for future reference. Alternatively you can buy a hard copy DVD Disc on the day from your tutor.

All course information is easy to find right here

You can find the full course description, times and price on this page - For venues and dates on offer, when ready simply click on the purple view dates or book now button.

This is a recognised qualification that you can use professionally - For full course content please scroll down this page

Maximum of 6 in a class, keeping it small ensuring individual attention

We have many venues and dates on offer in London and all around the UK including Ireland.

This is an insurable course allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.

This course holds between 5 - 13 CPD points (all professional bodies are different please check with the one you are registered with for confirmation of points they award for one day courses)

Do I need to take a hot stone kit with me?

No we provide the hot stone kit and stones so you do not have to buy the hot stone kits before you attend the class as we provide these on the day.

If you wish to buy the kits afterwards your tutor will advise the best place to buy these and the costs.

Or you can buy what you require now we have an excellent supplier that we have used for over ten years, all our tutors used their reliable products you can find all of their info here:

Discounts are available to all those who order using the 'Gateway' code on check out!

This advanced massage courses is for therapists with a full body massage level 3 qualification only.

Not sure your qualification will be accepted?

Please check that your qualification is accepted before booking - this information can be found here, no need to email us. You will find all the information required by clicking on the above Accreditation & Entry Requirements tab.

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Please watch our short introduction video, showing you what to expect from our massage courses and to learn more.

Please remember to activate the sound on video when it loads, before it starts to play!

Then scroll down this page to view all the course information, content of the course, price, venue and dates available.

Course Times

And also Dates & Venues Information

This information can all be found by going to the very top of this Page - Simply scroll up and then click on information tab link button of choice.

You can find the price, venue options and dates all located at the top of the page next to the 'Course Explained' Link 

Voted Guild Awards of Excellence Winner 'Best Training School' 5 years in a row.

We Love what we do and have a passion for teaching.

Our Promise to you - Repeat Your Course if Needed

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge within 6 months when spaces are available with the same tutor.

However, due to small classes and the 1-1 attention you receive this is rare but for your peace of mind available if required.

Course Accredited or Approved by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £165.00

Why this Therapy is so Popular with Clients and in Demand

The heat gently penetrates the skin and muscles, helping the client to relax and de-stress in double quick time. Essential oils can also be used, and other techniques like lymphatic drainage or reflexology can also benefit from hot stone massage.

This is one of our most popular courses that therapists wish to train in as their clients seem to love it!

  • Protect your hands whilst working, saving you from RSI and your clients get a nice firm massage without any strain to yourself.
  • The use of cold stone massage is also taught on the day of the course.
  • You do not have to bring any equipment with you as this is all provided on the day of hot stone massage course.

History & Techniques - Hot Stone Massage Course

The ancient healing art of stone therapy using various massage techniques and warm stones relaxes the body at its deepest level and is effective in creating harmony and balanced energy flow. The subtle energies of stones introduced into a treatment are known to promote a meditative state of quietude and calm. Stones formed by sedimentary and volcanic action are very effective.

The thermal conduction of the stones brings about local and systemic changes in the body, influencing the energy centres, balancing both body and mind. A combination of the unique energies of the stones and universal energy assist the balancing of the body’s internal energy flow (chi).

Massage is a perfect way to nurture our bodies and ourselves. Incorporating stones and crystals into a treatment can enhance the power of this contact.

DVD Available - We offer a DVD for this course for just £10 which can be bought on the day of your training, this is an excellent reference for those who have trained with us as a visual reminder for the technique learnt.

Certificate - Insurance - Brands

Why is our course so popular?

This is because the certification we give you allows a student to work with which ever particular brand they choose to purchase later and use with their clients.

Importantly as we teach effective and safe methods with products our tutors love to use but do not insist on the students who attend to have to continue with any one given brand afterwards to gain insurance and use what they have learned with us professionally.

This then allows students to make their own choice of brand and also means that they are not tied by any particular brand when it comes to their insurance, so should they ever have a problem and if a claim is made and they have changed brand, they would still be covered (please check this with your insurance provider) giving you a lot more flexibility.

This also means you are not tied into buying brands from us which is very restrictive which only makes the school you are buying them from money but does not benefit you. This means the certificate you gain with us gives you the freedom to use what ever brand you wish, the tutors can guide you to good products but ultimately it is your choice!

Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.

Who do we train?

Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.

98' to present date
© Gateway Workshops, students are not authorised to teach this course unless through Gateway. This is a therapist course only, information is copyright and to be used with their clients only and not taught to others.

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Please note this is an advanced massage course. Please Check you have the right qualifications for this Course Before Booking - CLICK HERE

You are required to have previous massage experience.

You must have a level 3 in Full Body Massage or a Level 3 in Sports massage to be accepted which is an ITEC, VTCT, BTEC level 3 or similar qualification.

Please note if your previous training was a weekend massage or 1 - 3 day course, this is not a level 3 that's required (not enough practical hours) and not accepted.

A qualification in reflexology or Indian head massage cannot be accepted as this is not full body massage.

Certificates, Times, Venue and Balance Payment Information.

Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised Gateway Diploma qualification.

For course times, venue information, what to wear etc please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.

The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.

Course Manuals

All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.

Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.

You do NOT have to read this before your course.

You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional bodies, FHT, Guild of Holistic Therapists, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate, Thinktree, CTHA.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained

Gateway accredited/recognised diploma

Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Specialising in small classes for individual attention

Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications

11.5 CPD course points has been awarded for this course by the beauty guild, 5 points by FHT and 5 by Embody - please check with whom you are registered for their guidelines on how many points they award for one day courses as they all differ.

For Existing CTHA Members
You can attend this course and gain your CPD points through the CTHA as it is recognised as additional learning and students are able to get insurance cover as this is through Holistic Insurance Services who will add it to the therapists insurance.

Feedback from our Students

Feedback from Kate Griffiths

Amazing tutor she was very enthusiastic, knowledgable and kept us all interested and entertained throughout the day. I really can't give any constructive criticism because she was one of the best tutors I've had! Finished the course feeling very ready and capable to start hot and cold stone massages straight away.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

What made you decide to book with Gateway
I did a pregnancy massage course previously and enjoyed the content of that course.

Where did you hear about Gateway? Previous Student


Feedback from Peter Blair

Tutor was first class host who made the students feel very welcome absolute credit to her profession and was able to create a warm friendly environment and her teaching skills were brilliant. Sometimes it is not only the course content which may make a student apply for another course but the character and personality of the tutor also plays a significant part. This is why I will not only be applying for another course in the future but also recommend the course to my friends and work colleagues.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? YesDid you find the DVD helpful? Yes
What made you decide to book with Gateway
Continued Professional Development

Where did you hear about Gateway? Google


Feedback from Chelsea Dyke

My tutor was welcoming and made me feel instantly comfortable, she had a lot of background knowledge about not only the hot and cold stones but also any other question we asked. The way she taught made it very easy to pick up. She also made it very easy to contact her as I applied late and was very happy I could fit on the course




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