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Hot Stone Therapy Distance Learning Course - Distance

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  • Entry requirements
    No previous knowledge is required to study on this course.
  • Academic Title
    On successful completion of all the assignments throughout the course you will receive a UK Open Learning Diploma in Hot Stone Therapy.
  • Course description
    The Hot Stone Therapy course is open to both practicing holistic therapists and practitioners and anyone else who has an interest to learn this skill.

    The concept of massage therapy using stones has been practiced in different cultures for many years.

    Tribal Healers and Village wise women used rocks from the riverbeds and warmed them either in hot coals or hot water.

    By then placing the hot stones on cloth on the body and arranging them along the energy points of the body, this would help to relax the muscles and reduce pain or discomfort, and therefore support the healing process.

    Hot Stone therapy is technically termed as Geothermotherapy that is the use of heated stones and chilled stones to affect a chemical release within the human body.

    The placing of the stones is often followed by a holistic massage, which results in a deeper and more intense treatment.

    This in-depth course will lead you step-by-step through the treatment sequence and teach you everything you need to know in order to become a successful Hot Stone Massage therapist.

    Once you have completed this course you will be completely equipped to practise this therapy.

    Subjects included in the Course:

    Lesson 1.
    • Introduction
    • History
    • Uses
    • Equipment Required.
    • The Holistic Process.

    Lesson 2.
    • Massage
    • History
    • Effects
    • Cautions & Contra-indications

    Lesson 3.
    • Basic A&P
    • Diseases and Disorders
    • Massage Techniques

    Lesson 4.
    • Working with Chakras
    • The Stones
    • Using the Stones
    • Care of your stones
    • Stone Placement

    Lesson 5.
    • Different types of stone therapies
    • Preparing to treat
    • Establishing the correct environment

    Lesson 6.
    • Consultation & Assessment
    • A complete stone massage treatment
    • Aftercare

    Lesson 7.
    • Other therapies that can be used with Hot Stone Massage.
    • Expanding on the treatment.
    • Common Conditions that can be treated.

    Lesson 8.
    • Working with clients.
    • The first meeting.
    • Creating the right professional conditions and workspace.
    • The Hopi Therapist’s clinic.
    • Establishing the working relationship.
    • Ethics and Legalities.
    • Professionalism.
    • Client Confidentiality.
    • The Consultation process.
    • Maintaining Records.
    • Data Protection and disclosure.

    Lesson 9.
    • Practicalities.
    • Running a therapy practise.
    • Finding premises versus working from home.
    • Accounting.
    • The Law and you.

    Lesson 10.
    • Finding clients.
    • Advertising.
    • Working with private clients.
    • Working with corporate and public sector clients.
    • Expanding your business.
    • Continuing professional development.

    The course comes complete with lesson tests, exam paper, and case studies from a real Hot stone Practice, reading list and supplements including all documentation required for a successful Hot stone Practice.

    Students will receive full tutor support by e-mail and post for a year from the day they receive the course. To complete this course it will take in the region of 100 study hours which can be spread over a 12 month period to suit the student.

    Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by post and email.

    We will send the full course out by courier and we suggest students read through the course like a book, completing the assignments which then get sent to the tutor by e-mail for marking.

    There is no word count for these assignments however you must prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions and one sentence answers will be rejected and you will be asked to re-submit them.

    Can I join any organisations on completion?
    Yes, You can join the International College of Holistic Medicine

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