Fundamentals of Hot Stone Massage

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Welcome to Fundamentals of Hot Stone Massage

My name is Michael and I am your NCBTMB Approved continuing education provider. Thanks for taking my course!

To earn your 3 hours of continuing education credit you must read this course (easy) and then take a short quiz on what you read (less easy, but honestly, still not hard).

Taking the quiz
You will find the link to take the quiz at the end of the course.

Target Audience
This continuing education course has been designed to meet the educational needs of massage therapists.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Course type
Text (written material)

Course Description
The course shows the student how hot stone techniques can be incorporated into holistic therapeutic practice, which will be of great value to practitioners of body working therapies. Safety measures, contraindications, and proper care and cleaning of the stones is also covered.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this home study continuing education course, the massage practitioner should be able to:

  • Describe the physiological benefits of hot stone therapy (thermotherapy)
  • List the appropriate range of temperatures for the safe use of stones.
  • Describe the motions used when incorporating hot stones in a massage.
  • Identify the contraindications for hot stone therapy.

This course is presented for educational purposes only. It was developed and marketed specifically for massage therapists that are required to obtain continuing education hours for licensing purposes. The author is not giving medical, legal or other professional advice.

This course is classified as “Cognitive” learning, meaning that there is no hands-on portion.

The Somatic Arts and Sciences Institute strives to provide the most up to date and accurate material possible, however, research and new discoveries continue daily and we assume no responsibility for errors or omissions due to the rapid advancement of science.

12 Hour Daily Limit
Please be advised that our school limits our students to 12 hours of continuing education per day (four of our 3-hour courses). So if you need 36 hours of continuing education be prepared to space it out over three days.