Hot Stone Therapy (Geothermal Therapy)

£149 (Optional Equipment Available)

Start: 9:45 am

End: 5:00 pm

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Cost & Duration
With Kit: £TBC – (A full Hot Stone kit including stones and large 20 Ltr minimum heater)
Without Kit: £149
Optional £49 fee to upgrade to a diploma via case studies verified by an independent adjudicator.

Duration is 1 day, 9:45am to 5pm.

This course offers an optional full equipment kit including an approx 20 Litre Hot Stone warmer with liner and stones, cloth liner, temperature gauge, stone changing bags, cold water bowl, stone gripping tongs (RRP £150)
The course teaches all the traditional theory as well as modern clinical uses of hot stone geothermal therapy and covers standard whole body protocols for clients that can be used in Spa and clinic settings as well as more authentic and functional applications of single stones for use with specific issues.
It includes in depth discussions of the different types of stones and uses of these, as well as other equipment used. We will show you how it was used traditionally in conjunction with other treatment therapies so that you can quickly and easily add this effective hot massage tool alongside your current treatments.
The techniques taught give a high rate of client recovery and integrate well with other therapies such as Sports Massage, Chiropractic Manipulations, Osteopathy, and Physiotherapy.
The techniques taught use your body structure and stones for massage, and so makes massage much easier for the therapist, allowing them to work for longer hours without being as physically tiring or damaging the joints.
Assessment is by observation of the student performing the therapy during the practical sessions to establish safe practice. Each student must be observed practising correct, safe, protocol in order to be deemed safe to practice and gain a full certificate. (equates to 6 hours CPD).
Optional Diploma Available (equates to 26 hours CPD)

Contraindications and Health and Safety
Introduction to Geothermal Therapy
What is Geothermal Therapy?
How it works
What does it do?
What can it treat?
When to apply Hot Stone Massage
Tools and instruments
Preparing and handling
Heat and temperatures
Stone massage applications
Massage techniques
Clinical Protocol
Static stone placements
Back acupuncture points and application
Introduction to TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine
Fertility and other standard oriental protocols
Post treatment care
Consent forms
Patient records
Legal responsibilities
Practical demonstrations
Student practice of standard techniques and protocols

There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

This course is not suitable as a basis for non-therapists to setup in practise. For this you will need a basic skills course as well as an anatomy and physiology qualification. Please see our Total Therapist Starter package of courses in the packages section of our website.


“A nice warming massage, great for my clients to de-stress, or even as a post-workout massage. This is a great course to learn great deep tissue techniques using the stones, and teaches good authentic technique which I’ve not seen used anywhere else in the UK”.
Ali Copley, Holmes Chapel


Yes! You are very welcome to join us for this course, we can even suggest other courses that may interest you and give advice on other things you might want to take into consideration if you are wanting to do this therapy on the public.

Yes, if you are a therapist already, Balens insurance accept our Certificates and Diplomas if you meet their prerequisites. We work in close partnership with them, making sure that they accept all our qualifications. If you don’t meet their prerequisites, there are other insurance companies that will take our certificates and diplomas.
Please note, it is always advisable to check with you insurance provider if they will cover you for any qualification if you are unsure, as they will have their own prerequisites.

Yes we do, if you send us a message via the contact form then we can give you a quote for private training.

This course is written from information from authentic Indonesian sources, and includes clinical and TCM related information as this is more than just a relaxation therapy. Our Hot Stone course gives clinical Geothermal Therapy information and skills to the practitioner.

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