Healing Hands School of Natural Therapies
Holistic Therapies - Thermal Stone Massage  




Course Facilitator: Christine Stilgoe



This course is suitable for qualified therapists in Body Massage who wish to update their continual professional development & expand their knowledge & expertise, adding this very popular salon treatment to the services they currently offer.

The treatment involves the use of warm basalt lava stones that warm the client’s muscles, allowing a much deeper working of the tissues than a conventional massage.

Stones are chosen to correspond to specific parts of the body, oil is smoothed onto the client and the stone is then worked along the skin in place of the therapist’s hand. 

Cold marble stones can also used as part of the treatment in order to balance the body.

Stone Massage or thermal stone therapy can be incorporated into other treatments such as reflexology, aromatherapy
, indian head massage and even manicure, pedicure and facials, thus enabling the multi-skilled therapist a very wide range of treatment options

Pre-requisite Entry requirements:

This is a post-graduate specialised course & the pre-requisite qualifications required for application of this course are recognised qualifications in Body Massage & Anatomy & Physiology.

Areas of study:

  • History of Stone Therapy
  • Benefits of Stone Therapy (hot & cold stones)
  • Contra-indications to Stone Therapy
  • Contra-actions to Stone Therapy
  • Safety Considerations
  • Aftercare Advice following Stone Therapy
  • Professional Consultation & Record Keeping
  • Practical application of Stone Therapy

Course Duration & Class Times

This intensive course is delivered over 1 full day

9.30am – 5.00 pm

See current timetables for details

Course cost:

The complete cost of the course is £150.00

This includes full private tuition, certification fees & all working materials for use whilst at Healing Hands, School of Natural Therapies.

Students can  also purchase a kit from the centre, please let us know in advance of your requirements.

Complete Thermal Stone Kit - Medium

Medium Thermal Stone Kit - (The kit consists of a 52 piece stone set with a 6 quart heater.

Basalt Thermal Stone Kit consisting of 8 Stones Large, 14 Medium, 12 Small 8 Face & 1 set of 10 toe stones.
£160 Including VAT at 17.5%

Accessories  kit - scoop, small net, gloves and thermometer

Accessories - scoop, small net, gloves and thermometer 

£11.00 Including VAT at 17.5% 

A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure your place.

Course Certification & Insurance:

Successful Candidates will receive the Healing Hands, School of Natural Therapies Diploma in Thermal Stone Therapy

You will be able to apply for full Professional & Public Indemnity Insurance to enable you to start working in Professional Practice straight away.

Students also have the option to work towards the VTCT Diploma in Thermal Stone Massage, additional case studies & assessment costs will apply. Please discuss the options available with Christine Stilgoe.


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