Canadian Institute of Natural Health and Healing
Campus News | Student Loans | Select College Courses | Health & Day Spa | Contact

370-7 - Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Certificate Program

PCTIA Accredited

Hot Stone Massage Course:

Is an ancient healing art, and is considered by many as the most relaxing massage of all. The basalt stones (lava rocks) are heated up and used in the massage to sooth the body’s aches and pains away.

Entry Criteria / Requirement
Need Grade twelve or be a mature student (19 and have been out of school at least one year)
Graduation Requirements
Case Studies, Practical Exams
Job Opportunities
Spa, Health center or start your own business.
Example of session rates in a Spa
Client Charge: $60.00 - $195.00 CND -Session is about 80 minutes.;Employees wage is anywhere from $9.00/hr. to 50% of session;
Available In Class?
Available by Correspondence?
Distance Education/Correspondence Course Duration: 4 months - Register
Tuition Fees and Associated Costs
Notes: You need a massage table for this class. You will need a carrier oil and a 50 stone set.
Course: $500.00 CDN.
Registration Fee: $25.00 + tax
Manuals: $25.00

 By Correspondence Enrolment
Step 1. Select the 'Register' Button on the right towards the top of this page or on any page that has your course(s) of interest. (Remember to select your additional books and supplies, listed above to the right of the page for your convenience).
Step 2. Continue to follow the online instructions and use our 128 bit secure online purchasing system to complete your registration online.
Step 3. Once we have reviewed the details of your registration(s), we will contact you and send out your course materials promptly.

* Assistance, if you require assistance by phone, then please contact us. College Contact Details: Contact Page

Canadian Institute of Natural Health and Healing College is proud to present this Hot Stone Massage school course. This Hot Stone Massage is for the student who wants to work in a day spa, cruise ship, beauty salon or natural health and healing center.

For in class students; this is an accelerated Hot Stone Massage course. European Lymph Drainage Massage is a pre-requisite course for in class students. You can e-mail us to see if we have room for part time studies or you can take this program by correspondence and complete it in four months.

Approved for 6.0 credits with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia
Code/Category PE/A2

Topics covered in this course include:
• Introduction to Spa
• Personal & Professional Ethic
• History
• Stones and technique
• Contra-indications
• Heat is great for relaxation and sore muscles but not for:
o Inflammation,
o pregnancy,
o diabetes,
o neuropathy,
o nerve surgery,
o some prescription medication,
o obese/ overweight,
o heart disease or issues,
o varicose veins,
o all autoimmune dysfunctions (chronic fatigue),
o or thin skin (elderly or very young)

Suggestion is to purchase your stones before ordering the course so that you are assured that you have the supplies needed to begin on time.

When you purchase the stones used in this massage, they need to be:
• Basalt (lava)
• Flat and no holes or sharp edges
• Four different sizes (approximately size):
o 6-8 Large Stones (3-4 inches round, 1-11/2 inches thick)
o 18 Medium (2-3 inches, 1-11/2 inches thick)
o 14 Small (1-2 inches, 1-11/2 inches thick)
o 8 toe stones (3/4 -1 inch )
• 3-4 cold stones- river rocks or marble (2-5 inches, 1-11/2 inches thick)

Courses also required for the Hot Stone Massage certificate: Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology, Pathology and Business.

See about our courses; career programs, diploma and certificates

e-mail for more information on how to register

Additional Books and Supplies

  DVD Video (do not need if you choose the delivery by 'internet' option)