Hot stone therapy: an introduction
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
Course Code: FSS34
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
An introduction to Hot and Cold Stone Massage Therapy.
What will we cover?
A brief history of Hot and cold stone massage.
Health and safety procedures for giving stone massage.
How to set up and prepare your equipment.
The benefits of stone therapy.
After care advice.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Describe a brief history of hot and cold stone therapy.
Follow health and safety guidelines whilst giving and receiving the stone therapy treatment with family and friends.
Experience some of the physical or psychological benefits.
Explain and give after care advice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for complete beginners.
You do not need to have any previous experience.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught inside the classroom through the methods of practical demonstration and power point presentations to illustrate the theory and purpose of stone therapy massage.
When giving and receiving a massage you will work in pairs or alternatively if there is an odd number, then it will be a group of three.
Each person will be giving and receiving stone massage therapy throughout the day.
There are times when you will work in groups whilst examining the stones.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You only need to bring your own pen and paper for taking notes.
All towels and oils are provided by the college, you can bring your own if you prefer.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Introduction to massage course, or other introductory courses in our Health and Wellbeing department.
I have been teaching at City Lit for over 20 years. I spent many years teaching the ITEC level 3 Holistic Massage Diploma; quite an intense specialised and highly detailed course. With my diverse creative teaching techniques, the pass rates have been consistently high due to my subject knowledge expertise, passion for teaching and being clear in breaking down difficult concepts into simple small chunks. I have extensive experience teaching a variety of introductory Anatomy & Physiology and therapy courses for beginners, you will be surprised at how it inspires you to want to take your learning to the next level. When you join my classes, you are included, encouraged to succeed and will find that you learn a huge amount of information whilst having a fun day too. Each therapy that I teach, such as hot and cold stone, reflexology, Indian Head massage and various massage therapies, I have experience of practicing them as an employee, working in 5* spas and exclusive hotels; on a self employed basis having my own therapy clinic; as a visiting mobile therapist to private clients and offices, and working at holistic fairs and exhibitions.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.