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Massage Courses

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

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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.

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

No case studies are required - no written exams, certificate given on the day on completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.

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.

If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge. However due to small classes this is rare but available if required.

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)

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.

Course Accredited by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified & Insurable Course - Price £145.00

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.

Course Content

You will work on the front and the back of the body, learning a full body routine.

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.

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.

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.

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, ITEC level 3, VTCT level 3 or similar.

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.

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!

Hot Stone Massage Course DVD

This is our Hot Stone Massage course, we have taken a few clips from the DVD to give you an idea what to expect when you book with us.

These are just a few movements from the course and the massage lasts approx 1 hour once learnt in full. Please remember to have your sound turned on when viewing these dvd clips.

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable and accredited by the professional bodies, FHT, Guild of Holistic Therapists, BABTAC, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate.

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, 10 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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