Hot Stone Massage Diploma

Course code: CLM043

Our Hot Stone Massage course is perfect for beginners or for existing therapists wanting to extend their skills and services...

  • Industry recognised Hot Stone Massage Diploma
  • Accredited by ABT and IPHM Holistic accreditation board
  • Learn for your course entirely online via videos and eBooks
  • Assessments submitted online
  • Enables you to apply for professional insurance - start offering services to clients
  • Learn the skills and methods to give hot stone massage to clients
  • Ideal for aspiring beauty therapists or existing therapists updating their skillset
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

Hot stone massage therapy promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. 

Our Hot Stone Massage diploma teaches some of the most amazing techniques in the industry allowing the opportunity to offer Hot Stone Massage services to new and existing clients. 

As a very popular therapy, our course teaches you the massage techniques required to provide this specialist massage which uses smooth heated stones.  

Learn the routine and method of hot stone massage, understand the stones used for the therapy and study the spiritual effects of the massage.  

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an accredited diploma from ABT and IPHM.  You are also eligible to apply for professional insurance. 


Course Duration


Course Outcome

You will receive your ABT and IPHM accredited Hot Stone Massage Diploma. Eligible to apply for professional insurance.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Multiple-choice quiz after each unit. Online workbook portfolio.

Course content
  • Personal standards and practice
  • Hygiene
  • Effective communication with clients
  • Business promotion
  • Preparation of the work area
  • Health & safety legislations
  • Insurance
  • Being effective at work
  • Promoting products & services
  • Retail specific legislation
  • Reception duties
  • Taking payments & methods
  • Hair structure and removal
  • Cells and tissues
  • The skin
  • The skeletal system
  • The muscular system
  • Blood & the heart
  • The lymphatic system
  • The systems
  • Anatomy of the eye
  • Skin types
  • Skin diseases / disorders
  • Introduction
  • Hygiene
  • Benefits
  • The stones
  • The spiritual effects
  • Contra-Indications
  • The Routine
  • Contra-actions & aftercare
Extra info

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you can start at any time and have as much time as you need to complete the course. You can access the materials at any time and refer back to them whenever you need.  

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be sent online, so receiving your materials is easy. You will also receive tutor support online via the portal, so help is only a click away. Your assignments are submitted online. 

Course Outcome

Once you have passed the course, your ABT and IPHM accredited Hot Stone Massage Diploma Certificate will be available for download via the portal and stored for you. You have lifetime access to the portal so you can return at any time using your tutorials and eBooks as a reference. 

This course is accredited by ABT and IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine). 

You will also be eligible to apply for professional insurance through Radius Insurance, INSYNC plus selected others, meaning you will be able to legally offer these services to clients. 


With each unit, you will have an online video to watch through. After you have watched through the video, there will be a multiple choice quiz for you to complete. Once you have completed the questions with the pass mark, the next unit will become available for you to study. 

You can take the multiple choice questions as many times as you need and support from your tutor is given. 

You will also be required to upload evidence of your work in the form of an online workbook. This will involve uploading images of your work which will be reviewed by a tutor. The tutor will then give you feedback and include areas you can improve on in order to pass the course


You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course. 

You may start at any time and have as long as you need to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments. 

• Dedicated student support 
• Assignment marking and feedback 
• FREE CV critique service 
• FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers 
• FREE XO Student Discounts card 

No. We will issue certification based on your online coursework alone. 

You will submit your assignments online on the portal. A tutor will mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded your Hot Stone Massage Diploma. 

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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If you are interested in and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

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