Professional Hot Stone Massage Therapy Training

This course covers the technique and routine for carrying out a hot stone massage. The course includes fantastic resources as well as clear diagrams and images. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment. Photographs and diagrams ensure this course is both engaging and informative to give you the confidence to perform this very popular treatment.

This Guild Training International (GTi) course is taught by experienced therapist Steve, who has PTLLS Level 4 teaching qualification. The course includes certification to practice through accreditation and insurance provided by the Guild Of Beauty Therapists awarding body.

The theory is delivered and examined online with all the required resources available and online tutorial support when you need it.

The course teaches everything you need to know about carrying out a professional service.

The course includes the GTi Professional Standards course for students who have not previously completed this course. Guild student insurance is included for the duration of the course, plus a discounted price on Guild membership is available through al Covo on completion.


Title: Hot Stone Massage Therapy Course (Online and Practical Course)

Summary: Hot stone massage is a speciality massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones in order to massage and relax the body. This type of massage has become increasingly popular with clients over recent years, as it’s known to be deeply relaxing. This course will teach you everything you need to know about offering a professional hot stone massage and includes a practical training session and assessment.

This GTi Hot Stone Massage course follows the National Occupational Standards and covers reception, consultation and ventilation. It also covers contra-indications and contra-actions, preparing for treatment, massage techniques and a full hot stone massage routine.

The GTi Hot Stone Massage course includes the GTi Professional Standards course, usually priced at £49 + VAT, for all students who have not completed this course.

The GTi Hot Stone Massage Award is accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body.

Upon completion of the online theory modules, you will receive a PDF manual which you can refer back to. Seven of the modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available.

You will also be assessed at a one-day assessment at al Covo's training suite. You will have the opportunity to practice the routine on friends and family before being assessed by Steve at a time to suit you.

The GTi Professional Standards Course is also included (usually £60).

Qualification: GTi Award. On completion of the course, successful students will receive a GTi certificate in Hot Stone Massage and a discount on Guild membership is available through al Covo.

Course Accreditation: Guild of Beauty Therapists.

Pre-requisites: None.

Course Type: Theory and Practical.

Theory Hours: 10 hours (This is completed at your own pace).

Practical Hours: 8 hours*.

Examination: GTi Online Examinations and Practical Examination at al Covo.

CPD Points: 28.

*Please note that the number of theory and practical hours required to complete this course as stated above are provided as a guideline only. The actual number of theory hours required will vary depending on the speed at which you learn. The number of practical hours may vary depend on learning speed and on class sizes (estimate is based on 4 people).



There are 7 modules, each with an online examination to be completed in turn at the end of the module.

  • Introduction and Consultation
  • Contra-actions and Contra-indications
  • Preparing for Treatment
  • Massage Techniques
  • Routine
  • Treatment Adaptations and Aftercare
  • Practical

Your Options

Item Time Price
Professional Hot Stone Massage Therapy Training Course with Assessment and Certification 10 hours £450
Guild of Therapists Membership and Insurance - £25
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